After New Zealand’s victory over Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals seem slim, Pakistan has to face tough challenges.
Pakistan Semi Final Scenarios: After New Zealand’s victory over Sri Lanka in the World Cup, it has become very difficult for Pakistan to make it to the semi-finals. Pakistan’s next match will be played with England on Saturday i.e. 11th November at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This match will be decisive for the team. Know what challenges Pakistan will have to overcome to reach the semi-finals.
Pakistan has won 4 of its 8 matches in the World Cup, while losing the same number of matches. The team’s net run rate is currently +0.036, with which they remain at fifth position below New Zealand in the points table. To come fourth, Pakistan will have to win the match against England, and the biggest challenge before them will be to improve their net run rate compared to the Kiwis.
If you want to reach the semi-finals, you will have to perform some miracle.
If Pakistan bats first in the match against England, then they will have to defeat England by a huge margin in this match. In this situation, if Pakistan scores 300 runs, then they will have to give 13 runs to England.
At the same time, if Pakistan team scores more than 300 runs in Kolkata, then they will have to maintain a difference of 287 or more runs. In this situation there will be very few opportunities for them.
On the other hand, if England bats first then the team captained by Babar Azam will have to finish the game in the initial overs itself. In such a situation, even if they bowl out England for 100 runs, they will have to achieve this target in just 2.5 overs.
Ultimately, Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are slim to none. That is why speculations are being made that India, which is at number one in the points table, may face New Zealand in the semi-finals. It does not seem possible for the spectators to get the India vs Pakistan match.