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2024 T20 World Cup Qualification Scenarios: Can Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka still make the Super Eights?

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A wonderful and enthralling first 10 days of the 2024 T20 World Cup has thrown up all sorts of scenarios. 2022 finalists Pakistan and England are in serious danger of missing the Super Eights stage, which looked to be a given for both teams heading into the tournament.

There are also various scenarios in the other groups. New Zealand face a tall order in Group C after getting smashed by Afghanistan, while Group D is living up to its “group of death” billing as Sri Lanka are on the brink.

In this article, we will look at the scenarios for each group in terms of qualification to the Super Eights stage.

Scenarios: What situation does each team face ahead of the T20 World Cup Super Eights?

Group A

Current table:

  • India: 6 points, net run rate: 1.173 (game remaining: USA, Canada)
  • USA: 4 points, net run rate: 0.127 (game remaining: Ireland)
  • Pakistan: 2 points, net run rate: 0.191 (game remaining: Ireland)
  • Canada: 2 points, net run rate: -0.493 (game remaining: India)
  • Ireland: 0 points, net run rate: -1.712 (games remaining: USA, Pakistan)

India are through after a hard-fought win over the USA. A victory or washout for USA in their last game against Ireland will seal their passage to the Super Eights.

After a shock loss to USA and tight loss to India, Pakistan did what they needed to do against Canada. They must beat Ireland and hope USA loses to Ireland. Pakistan currently have a better net run rate than USA.

But, conditions in Florida do not look good. A washout between USA and Ireland is imminent, which will knock Pakistan, Canada and Ireland out of contention.

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Group B

Current table:

  • Australia: 6 points, net run rate: 3.580 (game remaining: Scotland)
  • Scotland: 5 points, net run rate: 2.164 (game remaining: Australia)
  • England: 3 points, net run rate: 3.081 (game remaining: Namibia)
  • Namibia: 2 points, net run rate: -2.098 (game remaining: England)
  • Oman: 0 points, net run rate: -3,062

Australia are through to the Super Eights. England produced a record win over Oman with a massive 101 balls to spare to get their net run rate ahead of Scotland’s.

So, all England need to qualify is to beat Namibia and for Australia to beat Scotland. They’ll be hoping Josh Hazlewood’s comments about knocking England out are just tongue-in-cheek.

Namibia are eliminated and Oman’s tournament is over.

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Group C

Current table:

  • Afghanistan: 6 points, net run rate: 4.230 (game remaining: West Indies)
  • West Indies: 6 points, net run rate: 2.596 (game remaining: Afghanistan)
  • Uganda: 2 points, net run rate: -4.217 (game remaining: New Zealand)
  • Papua New Guinea: 0 points, net run rate: -0.434 (game remaining: New Zealand)
  • New Zealand: 0 points, net run rate: -2.425 (games remaining: Uganda, PNG)

West Indies and Afghanistan are through, with New Zealand officially out of the tournament. As are PNG and Uganda. The West Indies-Afghanistan match will decide who finishes top of the group.

Group D

Current table:

  • South Africa: 6 points, net run rate: 0.603 (game remaining: Nepal)
  • Bangladesh: 4 points, net run rate: 0.478 (game remaining: Nepal)
  • Netherlands: 2 points, net run rate: -0.408 (game remaining: Sri Lanka)
  • Nepal: 1 point, net run rate: -0.539 (games remaining: South Africa, Bangladesh)
  • Sri Lanka: 1 point, net run rate: -0.777 (game remaining: Netherlands)

South Africa have fought and scrapped their way to three wins, thus sealing their qualification to the Super Eights.

Bangladesh, thanks to a Shakib Al Hasan-inspired win over the Netherlands, take second spot with a game left to play. If they beat Nepal, they will qualify to the Super Eights.

Nepal will qualify if they win their final two games against Bangladesh and South Africa. This will move them to five points, above Bangladesh’s current tally of four. Netherlands can only reach a maximum of four themselves.

Sri Lanka are eliminated as they needed Bangladesh vs Netherlands to be washed out.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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