After 41 games of gruelling action, all the 10 teams have one game remaining. Afghanistan, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are all out of contention. Australia and India have booked their semi-final places. England vs New Zealand is a virtual quarter-final although both teams could go through if Pakistan loses to Bangladesh. In this article, the team’s recent form will be the main factor in deciding who might to through and how the Semi-Final Possibilities or semi-final match-ups might look potentially.
- England vs New Zealand:- The winner of this encounter seals the third place. For England, it is a must win game. However if England lose and Pakistan win, Pakistan can sneak through.
Prediction:- England win and finish third with 12 points. New Zealand finish fourth with 11 points but progress due to better Net Run Rate.
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh:- Pakistan will hope that New Zealand lose to England by a big margin and they handsomely beat Bangladesh. The net run rate will be the deciding factor in which team progresses. If England lose, A Pakistan win will secure qualification to the semis.
Prediction:- Pakistan win but miss out to inferior Net Run Rate. They finish fifth with 11 points
- India vs Sri Lanka:- India will want to finish on the top and for that to happen, they will have to win against Sri Lanka and hope for Australia to lose to South Africa.
Prediction:- India win and finish second with 15 points
- Australia vs South Africa:- This game will play a pivotal role in deciding who finishes on top. For Australia, it is a must win game if India beat Sri Lanka.
Prediction:- Australia win and finish first with 16 points
Semi-final 1: Australia vs New Zealand (Manchester)
Semi-final 2: India vs England (Edgbaston)
The venue is as important for the semi-finals from India’s point of view because if our prediction goes right, India will be facing England on the same field where they were thrashed last Sunday. It will be crucial from team selection, boundary and spinners perspectives. Especially after Bangladesh looked so threatening against India at times where they took Shami and our bowlers down to the laundry.
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