Last Update on: March 19th, 2022 at 05:41 pm

Mithali Raj-led India Women’s National Cricket Team lost the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 clash against the Meg Lanning’s Australia by 6 wickets on Saturday at Eden Park in Auckland and now the chances of India qualifying for the semi-finals have become tougher.

Indian women’s team have so far, won two out of five games. Notably, India won by 107 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan and by 155 runs against the West Indies while they faced defeat against Australia by 6 wickets, against New Zealand by 62 runs and against England by 4 wickets.

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ICC Women's World Cup 2022: India Women's Team Celebrate Holi In Auckland Ahead Of The High-profile Clash vs Australia
ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: India Women’s Team Celebrate Holi In Auckland Ahead Of The High-profile Clash vs Australia

In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 each team will be playing seven league stage games against each other and now India have just two games left to perform well to achieve a spot in the semi-finals of the marquee tournament.

India Women’s Team Semi-finals Qualification Scenario

India Women's team in a huddle. Photo- Getty
India Women’s team in a huddle. Photo- Getty

Mithali Raj and co. are set to lock horns with Bangladesh on March 22 at the Seddon Park and against South Africa on March 27 at the Hagley Oval. India have to register two back-to-back wins in the remaining games, that too by a huge margin to make their case strong for the semi-finals qualification scenario.

India have to make sure that they win by big margins and have a better net run rate than New Zealand, England, and Bangladesh, because the net run rate will come into play for the semi-finals qualification scenario as India, Bangladesh, New Zealand and England, can reach the maximum number of eight points.

Currently, India and New Zealand are at 4th and 5th position in the standings with the same number of wins in 5 games while England and Bangladesh are at 6th and 7th spot with one win each from 4 games.

Indian Women's Team during the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia (Photo-Getty)
Indian Women’s Team during the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia (Photo-Getty)

Meanwhile, England will have a chance to go past India in the standings if they beat New Zealand on Sunday. However, if they lose, they will get knocked out of the tournament.

Also, Australia have already qualified by winning 5 back-to-back games. South Africa are second in the points table with 4 wins from 4 games and West Indies are at 3rd spot with 3 wins from 5 games.

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