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Women’s World Cup scenarios: Who will qualify?

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A fascinating Women’s World Cup, which has been filled with thrilling matches, might just have a few twists and turns left. The race to the Semi Finals has been an enthralling one, and three teams remain in the quest to join Australia and South Africa, who qualified after their washout vs West Indies, for a shot at World Cup glory.

Just two spots remain in the Women’s World Cup top four, with West Indies, England and India all with a chance to qualify with a few scenarios possible. Hosts New Zealand, who came into the World Cup in great form, have disappointed greatly and are eliminated due to their vastly inferior net run rate. Pakistan and Bangladesh are also out.

Women’s World Cup scenarios: India, West Indies, England vying for two spots

West Indies, 3rd place, 7 points, NRR -0.885

West Indies are currently in third place, but their fate is now completely out of their hands. Their defeat to Pakistan earlier this week and washout against South Africa has left them hoping that either India lose against South Africa or England suffer an upset defeat to Bangladesh.

West Indies’ form since their opening two wins against New Zealand and England has been disappointing. They were soundly beaten by India, Australia and Pakistan, while they only just scraped past Bangladesh after crawling to 140/9.

England, 4th place, 6 points, NRR 0.778

The equation for England is simple. Beat Bangladesh by any margin and they are through. All that would be left is whether they play South Africa or Australia in the Semi Final.

What a turnaround it has been by England. Heather Knight’s team, who are the defending champions, were on the brink after losing their first three matches to Australia, West Indies and South Africa. However, they have won three matches since, including a thumping victory over Pakistan with nine wickets and 184 deliveries to spare to prop them up into fourth spot.

India, 5th place, 6 points, NRR 0.768

England’s big win over Pakistan has seen India drop down to fifth. However, that doesn’t matter, as India need to beat South Africa in their final match to qualify. If they lose, and England beat Bangladesh, then they are out and West Indies will be through.

India have had a very up-and-down tournament. Now, they will have their very own knockout match before the official knockout matches, and if they can beat South Africa, it could hold them in good stead.


India, England and West Indies are all capable of making a mark in the knockout matches, even against an Australia side, who, led by Meg Lanning, look in imperious touch. Below are the remaining fixtures.

Women’s World Cup 2022: remaining fixtures

  • 25th March: Australia vs Bangladesh, Wellington
  • 26th March: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Christchurch
  • 27th March: Bangladesh vs England, Wellington
  • 27th March: India vs South Africa, Christchurch (D/N)
  • 30th March: Semi Final 1
  • 31st March: Semi Final 2
  • 3rd April: Final
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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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