Pakistan Qualification Scenario: Babar Azam-led Pakistan Cricket team had the worst outing in this World Cup 2023 tournament. Though Pakistan kick-started their World Cup 2023 campaign with a couple of victories, they failed to maintain consistency and lost 4 consecutive games including their match against India.
Following a 7-wicket loss against India, Pakistan lost their next three games against Australia, Afghanistan and South Africa. Pakistan managed to win their next 2 games against Bangladesh and New Zealand by 7 wickets and 21 runs respectively.
Pakistan Qualification Scenario For ODI World Cup 2023 Semifinals
Pakistan Qualification Scenario: With 4 victories in 8 group matches, Pakistan holds 5th spot in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table. Pakistan will play their final group match against England and are in need of winning the game in a huge difference in order to pump their NRR to qualify for the semi-finals.
India, South Africa and Australia have already qualified for the ICC Men’s 2023 World Cup semifinals while England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Netherlands have been eliminated from the semifinal race.
Three teams including New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting hard for the 4th spot in the points table. While New Zealand have played all their 9 group matches, Pakistan and Afghanistan are still left to play one game each.
Among Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistan has a higher chance of making it to the semifinals. Though Pakistan maintains a positive NRR compared to Afghanistan’s Negative NRR, they need to beat England in a dramatic way to move beyond New Zealand in NRR.
Check out How Pakistan should beat England in their last group match to surpass New Zealand in the points table:
- If Pakistan Scores 300 they need to bowled out England to 13
- If Pakistan Scores 400 they need to bowled out England to 112
- If Pakistan Scores 450 they need to bowled out England to 162
- If Pakistan Scores 500 they need to bowled out England to 211
- If Pakistan bats second, they need to chase the target in 2.3 overs.
Pakistan Next Match
Pakistan Next Match: The Pakistan cricket team will play their next and final group match of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 on November 11 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.