Pakistan’s Semi-final Qualification Scenario Explained After India’s Win Over Bangladesh

Pakistan lost 2 of their first 3 group stage matches in T20 World Cup© AFP

India’s victory over Bangladesh in the Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday confirmed all but their semi-finals. While there are still some permutations and combinations that could make Rohit Sharma & Co. missed, but the win over Bangladesh gave their case a huge boost. At the same time, this result puts Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the qualifiers really in jeopardy. But, all hope is not yet extinguished for Pakistan. Babar Azam & Co still have two games to play in the tournament, and if some other outcome goes in their favor, they can still book tickets to the final four.

Pakistan is only responsible for their situation right now. The match against India is such a close relationship that it could go both ways. In the end, the Indian team won a well-deserved victory.

In the match against Zimbabwe, Pakistan failed in its plot and suffered a very unexpected defeat. Babar’s men beat the Netherlands to keep their semi-final hopes alive, but the situation is pretty skewed right now.

Scene 1:Pakistan won both of their matches (against South Africa and Bangladesh), and South Africa went on to lose to the Netherlands. Pakistan will qualify for the semi-finals even if the Netherlands vs South Africa match is canceled due to rain.

Scenario 2:Pakistan won both of their matches (against South Africa and Bangladesh), and India continued to lose to Zimbabwe by a large margin so their Net Running Rate fell below Pakistan.


In fact, the second scenario seems less plausible than the first, although neither scenario is the most achievable for Pakistan.

The Babar Azam-led team first need to beat South Africa on Thursday to keep themselves afloat in the tournament. A defeat to Proteas would bury all their hopes.

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