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#T20WorldCup: Can India make it to the semi final? All depends on #NZvsAfg match

The top team of Group 1 will play the second-place team of Group 2 while the second-place team of Group 1 will play the semi-final against the top team of Group 2.

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The battle for a place in the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup continues in the United Arab Emirates.

  • If India is to make it to the semi-finals, they will have to pray for Afghanistan’s victory in the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand on November 7 and win their last match against Namibia on November 8.
  • If New Zealand beats Afghanistan on November 7, India’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals will be over.
  • New Zealand, Afghanistan, India, and Namibia are still mathematically in contention for the second semi-final place from the group in what could be a thrilling conclusion to the Super 12 stage.

In the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup, 6 teams have been divided into 2 groups, while the teams in each group will play five matches and the top 2 teams will qualify for the semi-finals.

2 groups points table

Pakistan has already made it to the semi-finals after winning four matches in a row in Group 2, while the six teams in the group have yet to play their last match. Namibia and Scotland have already been knocked out of the semi-finals.

On Friday, in the day’s first match New Zealand beat Namibia, and then India thrashed Scotland by 8 wickets.

In Group 2, Pakistan is first with 8 points, New Zealand is second with 6 points, India is third with 4 points and Afghanistan is fourth with 4 points due to lower net run rate.

India beat Scotland by 8 wickets in a one-sided contest to improve their run rate in Group 2 over Pakistan, Afghanistan, and New Zealand.

Now, if India is to make it to the semi-finals, it will have to pray for Afghanistan’s victory in the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand on November 7 and win its last match against Namibia on November 8.

If New Zealand beats Afghanistan on November 7, India’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals will be over.

New Zealand will become the second team to reach the semi-finals from Group 2 with 8 points, while India and Afghanistan will book their return tickets.

In addition, if Afghanistan beats New Zealand and India also wins its match against Namibia, then India, New Zealand, and Afghanistan will have 6.6 points in Group 2 and India will likely be based on a better run rate. Will reach the semi-finals.

Therefore, the responsibility of taking India to the semi-finals has in a way fallen on the shoulders of Afghanistan.

Pakistan has to play its last match against Scotland on November 7.

So who are your favourites to play in the final?

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.