|#Pakistan’s chances of a ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals qualification entered a major boost. Then is how they can get into top 4.
Pakistan’s Road to the ICC World Cup 2023 Semi-Finals:
While it sounded questionable after they had suffered three successive defeats, Pakistan’s are now right back in the quest for a place in the 2023 ICC World Cup semi-finals. Their chances of advancing further in the competition were significantly increased when they secured a hard- fought palm over New Zealand moment(4 November), be it DLS- supported.
Chasing a humongous target of 402 runs in Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, odds were piled against Babar Azam’s platoon, but they managed to produce a remarkable performance when the chips were down.
Courtesy of Fakhar Zaman’s unbeaten 126 off 81 deliveries, Pakistan’s score read 200/1 in25.3 overs when rain arrived, handing them a 21- run palm via the DLS system.
Where Do Pakistan Stand in the Points Table?
Pakistan’s are presently outside of the top four – placed fifth on the standings with eight points in as numerous institutions. Their net run rate(NRR) had a sharp rise after moment’s palm, and is now0.036.
The remaining three candidates for the final two spots in the top four are Australia (10 points in 7 matches), New Zealand (8 points in 8 matches), and Afghanistan (8 points in 7 matches).
Whom Will Pakistan Face Next?
Pakistan will enjoy a six- day break to relax and regroup, and maybe, review strategies, before contending in their last league stage match. It’ll be against England on 11 November, in Kolkata’s Eden auditoriums.
Script 1 Pakistan Win Their Last Match
Pakistan would end the league stage with ten points if they win their match against England. However, their success won’t determine their fate in a vacuum. They will require the other candidates to provide them with this.
Condition 1(New Zealand)
Pakistan will immaculately bear New Zealand to lose their last match against Sri Lanka. However, they will be tied on 10 points with Pakistan, If the Kiwis win. In that case, Babar’s platoon will have to beat England by an incredibly big periphery to make up for the NRR deficiency.
Condition 2(Australia Afghanistan)
Pakistan will either need Australia to lose their last two matches – against Afghanistan and Bangladesh – by huge perimeters. Alternately, they will need Afghanistan to lose one of their last two matches – against Australia and South Africa.
Script 2 Pakistan Lose Their Last Match
In case they lose their last match against England, Pakistan might still qualify for the semi-final with just eight points, but it’ll need a phenomenon which should satisfy the ensuing conditions
Condition 1(New Zealand) The Kiwis will need to lose to Sri Lanka by an enormous periphery.
Condition 2(Afghanistan) In addition, Pakistan will need Afghanistan to lose their last two matches.