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T20 WC 2022: Pakistan will likely to qualify from Group 2 alongside India after South Africa’s loss

PAK Vs BAN T20 WC 2022

South Africa’s shocking defeat to Netherlands has opened the door for both Pakistan and Bangladesh for qualify for the semis. Who will qualify for the semis of PAK Vs BAN T20 WC 2022?

The very unlikely incident happened on a Sunday morning, where Netherlands, the 17th ranked team in the world defeated the Proteas, who tasted success against current no.1 India in the tournament.

With their loss, India, who was standing at 1st spot with 6 points automatically qualified for the semi finals.

And it also provides one more chance to both Pakistan and Bangladesh to advance for the knockouts too.

The Asian team will qualify for the semis from Group 2

Both the Asian nations carrying 4 points each and their final clash is yet to happen, whosoever will win the game will go through the semis alongside India.

Interestingly, if Pakistan wins they may overtake India as the first placed team due to better run-rate.

However, the Rohit-led side is yet to play a game against Zimbabwe and they wins that game, which is very likely, then they will surely finish at first spot with 8 points.

Bangladesh, who played very aggressive game against India in their last match, and fought very hard till end but unfortunately lost it by 5 runs will also try to make the most of this chance and qualify.

This is the final day of the Super 12 stage as Group 1 already ended yesterday.

New Zealand as first and England as second were already qualified from their group.

Upsets in T20 World Cup 2022

The Pre-tournament favourite and the hosts Australia got eliminated from that group.

While Sri Lanka, who recently won the Asia Cup 2022 also knocked out from the competition.

It is not the first time in the tournament that a small team defeated a big team.

In the qualifiers opener Namibia defeated West Indies.

While in the Super 12 stage Ireland edged past England.

This one, however, came out as the biggest shocker as no one would ever thought that the Proteas will loss such an easy game, but credit goes to Netherlands side, who played some really good cricket.

With that happened, it is quite clear now that India got the ticket. While the second team from group 2 will be either Pakistan or Bangladesh.

And both the spots will be filled by the Asian teams.

However, to qualify Pakistan will try to play the game just like they played against South Africa as despite the fact that the Babar Azam-led side scored respectably so far in each game but their openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam out of form performance cost the team some games.

Mohammad Haris, who replaced Fakhar Zaman in the team did well while batting at one down against South Africa as his knock of 28 in just 11 provide team the momentum to set a big total in front of the Proteas.

Pakistan’s fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf not performed as per the expectation too. On top of that they have to be aware of Bangladesh batters too as they in good form in order to qualify for the semis.

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
Experienced News-writer and presenter with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry.

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T20 WORLD CUP 2024 POINTS TABLE

GROUP A

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND33061.137
USA32140.127
PAK31220.191
CAN3122-0.493
IRE2020-1.712

GROUP B

TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.580
SCOT32052.164
ENG31133.081
NAM3122-2.098
OMA4040-3.062

GROUP C

TEAMMWL PTNRR
AFG33064.230
WI33062.596
UGA3122-4.217
PNG3030-0.886
NZ2020-2.425

GROUP D

TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.603
BAN32140.478
NED3122-0.408
NEP2011-0.539
SL3021-0.777

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