T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 scenario
After starting the tournament on a bad note with a loss to New Zealand in their opening game of the tournament, the hosts now looking in good touch, as they secured their second win in the tournament. Let us look at T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 scenario in detail.
A 89-defeat was a bit shock for the hosts, but a comeback against Sri Lanka, where the Aaron Finch-led won by 7 wickets, and today’s comprehensive win by 42 runs over Ireland, kept their semis hopes alive.
There, one match, however with the strong team England was called off due to rain and both teams shared 1-1 points each for that.
With a win over Ireland, the Aussies made a jump at the points table and moved to second place. Their run-rate too was on their side though, and they are now highly reliable on team England.
England and New Zealand will square off tomorrow, which is now looking as one of the most thrilling matches of the tournament so far.
Who will qualify from Group 1?
The outcome of this match will have an impact on all the teams but especially on New Zealand, Australia and England.
New Zealand already having 5 points in their kitty in 3 games and currently standing on top of the table. A win against England will further strengthen their chances for the semis. A loss will also not impact them much, as they have some really good run-rate on table. And considering there last match will be against Ireland, they will most likely to qualify for the semis. However, we can’t really undervalue Ireland, though, who already defeated England in the tournament in a rain-halted game.
Australia now moved to second spot, and win over Afghanistan will help them to gain 7 points that will make them candidate to advance for semis. There net run-rate is a bit of an issue. And in that case, they have to pray that New Zealand will defeat England on Tuesday, and they claim a victory over Afghanistan on Friday.
England slipped to third, have to win the battle against New Zealand at any costs, otherwise their chances to reach semis will be cut short.
They are yet to face Sri Lanka, and the Asian Champions is a big team. If they managed to beat the Kiwis and then Sri Lanka then they can qualify as run-rate on their side.
Overall, the game on Tuesday is very much important and as said it will affect all the teams, the chances for other three teams are quite low now.
As Sri Lanka only won 1 game out 2 and can earn maximum 6 points, if they win their final 2 games.
Same as the case with Afghanistan. While Ireland, who is having 3 points in 4 games, yet to face the strongest team New Zealand.