India beat Pakistan in Group 2 match of World Cup 2022© AFP
The stiff competition between India and Pakistan is arguably still the fiercest in the world. In the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, the two teams had once locked horns with each other. The battle took place in a Group 2 match of the Super 12 stage, where Rohit Sharma’s men narrowly won. The situation of Group 2 has been shaped since then, Pakistan’s chance to win tickets to the semi-finals has been greatly affected. But, all hope is not lost yet.
As the format of the T20 World Cup 2022 has been established, there is always a chance for a final between India and Pakistan. However, while India already has a place in the semi-finals, Pakistan’s progress depends on a number of other results.
Is the T20 World Cup final between India and Pakistan still possible?
Yes, still possible but a particular match in Group 2 needs to be in favor of Pakistan.
South Africa face the Netherlands in their final Super 12 on Sunday. If the Netherlands beat South Africa and Pakistan went on to beat Bangladesh, in their final group stage match, Babar Azam & Co. will qualify for the semi-finals.
India, who face Zimbabwe, also need to win their last group game to progress to the next round.
- South Africa vs Netherlands = Netherlands wins
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh = Pakistan wins
- India vs Zimbabwe = India wins
- Semi-final India vs England = India wins
- New Zealand vs Pakistan semi-final = Pakistan wins
- Final = India vs Pakistan
In such a situation, India and Pakistan would face off against Britain and New Zealand, respectively. If the Asian giants win their respective matches, the India vs Pakistan final in Melbourne will be held on November 13.
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