ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios For Each Team
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ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios For Each Team

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ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios For Each Team; Last week has seen a dramatic change in the qualifications scenarios for each team. Be it the win for Sri Lanka over England or South Africa’s exit from the race, there have been quite a few interesting aspects took place, which certainly brought a change in the qualification scenarios.

As per the tournament rules, the top four teams of the table will be heading to the next level of the tournament, where the winner of each game will carry forward to finals of the tournament. As the rain god made an intervention in the early part of the tournament, the business-end has become very interesting. Meanwhile, we came up with qualification scenarios for each team.

ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios For Each Team

New Zealand:

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They are one of the two teams to not lose a single game in the tournament. They dominated the initial games against low-ranked teams and escaped with a wash-out against the top-ranked Indian team. And also, Kiwis are almost confirmed to play semifinals of the tournament. They are currently on top of the table with 5 wins out of their 6 matches. New Zealand need only one win in their remaining three games.

India:

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The Indian National Cricket Team-led by Virat Kohli is the other team, who are yet to lose a game. They won all the games so far and shared a point with New Zealand when the games were washed out. They need to win at least a couple of games in their remaining four games to seal the spot in semifinals. India is scheduled to play England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh in their next fixtures.

Australia:

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The Aaron Finch-led side also did exceptionally well in the tournament so far. Their only loss in the tournament came against the Indian National Cricket Team. More or less, they are also in good shape to enter into the tournament. They need to win one among the remaining three fixtures. There next three games are against England, South Africa and New Zealand.

However, if they lose all and stay on 10 points, they would then hope that Sri Lanka loses at least two of their remaining fixtures, and Bangladesh and Pakistan lose at least one match.

England:

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None would have expected that England would be in such a tough situation. When everything going right, they lost a game to Pakistan and then a shocking defeat to Sri Lanka changed the complexion of their plans.

Even if they lose all, England will stay on eight points and will be on the verge of elimination. However, they can still qualify for the semis if –

  • Sri Lanka lose all their remaining matches
  • Pakistan and Bangladesh get defeated in at least two of their remaining games
  • West Indies lose one

To avoid all those, they need to win at least a couple of matches in their next three tough fixtures.

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Sri Lanka:

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The Islanders has given a much-needed twist to the tournament by securing a victory against England team. They are now with 6 points in their 6 games, which would put them in the race for the semifinals.

They need to win all their remaining games in order to get the ticket for the semifinals. If they win a couple, they should hope for England losing all their games and Bangladesh lose at least one game alongside Pakistan.

If Sri Lanka loses a couple of games they will be out of the tournament.

Bangladesh:

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They still have a chance to qualify for the semifinals. However, they need to win all their remaining games in order to seal the spot. If they win their next 3 games, they would end up bagging 11 points.

In that case, they should hope Sri Lanka lose at least one game and England should not win more than one. A bit tough but possible.

ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios For Each Team

Windies:

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Despite having three points in their kitty, they still got a minute chance. Well, quite a few scenarios must go in their way through alongside Hard work. Initially, they need to win all their remaining games and then hope England lose all their games.

Further, they should hope Sri Lanka and Bangladesh not to win more than one game while Pakistan must lose at least one of their remaining games.

Pakistan:

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Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan team is on the headlines for quite a few reasons. However, the win against South African has bolstered their chances to secure a place. For that, they need to win all their remaining games, which would ensure they have 11 points in their kitty.

And, next, they should pray that England must not win more than one game. Further, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should lose at least one of their remaining fixtures.

South Africa and Afghanistan have already been knocked out from the tournament.

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