ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final scenarios: England qualify to join India, Australia; Pakistan face near-impossible task

South Africa, Afghanistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are out of reckoning while Australia, England and India made it to this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals.

Umang Pabari, Jul 04, 2019 10:52:24 IST

South Africa, Afghanistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are out of reckoning while Australia, England and India made it to this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals. With four matches remaining in the league stage, two teams fighting to make it to the last-four stage.

Let’s have a look at what each team needs to do make it to the final four.

New Zealand

Remaining matches: -

How can they qualify: New Zealand and Pakistan could be looked on 11 points and five wins each if the latter go on to beat Bangladesh. But the third tiebreaker in net run rate is significantly skewed in the Black Caps' favour. Their net run rate despite three successive defeats stands at +0.175 as against Pakistan's current -0.792.

Australia (first to qualify)

Remaining matches: South Africa

Australia became the first team to qualify after their resounding win over England at Lord's. If they beat South Africa then they will finish on top and if they lose against South Africa and India also lose against Sri Lanka then they will finish at the top position.

India (second to qualify)

Remaining matches: Sri Lanka

India became the second team to qualify for the semis for the third consecutive time in a World Cup by beating Bangladesh by 28 runs. If South Africa beat Australia and India beat Sri Lanka then Virat Kohli's side will finish at top position.

England (third to qualify)

England became the third team to qualify for the semis of this year’s World Cup after beating New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street.

Pakistan

Remaining matches: Bangladesh

How can they qualify?: Pakistan need to bat first and score at least 308 runs. If they score 308 runs then they need to beat Bangladesh by 308 runs. If they score 350 runs then need to beat Bangladesh by 312 runs, and if they score 400 runs then need to beat Bangladesh by 316 runs. If they make 450 runs then need to beat Bangladesh by 321 runs. If Pakistan can't achieve any of the mentioned targets then New Zealand will qualify for the semis. If Bangladesh bat first then Pakistan will be automatically eliminated and New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals. So the semi-finalist could well be decided at the toss.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2019 10:52:24 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254