Why defending champions Australia are out of T20 WC despite having the same points as ENG, NZ

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 Defending champions Australia is out of the T20 WC.

Despite having the same points as ENG and New Zealand, England’s 4-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their final Super 12 match knocked defending champions Australia out of the T20 WC 2022 on Saturday.

  • Defending champions Australia knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2022
  • England became the second team from Group 1 to qualify for the semis
  • New Zealand is the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup semis

Current champions Australia faces elimination in the  ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. After England defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in their final Super 12 game on Saturday in Adelaide.

England completed their target with two balls to spare thanks to excellent death bowling from Mark Wood (3-26) and Sam Curran, who held Sri Lanka to 141 for eight.

After England defeated Sri Lanka in their most recent Super12 match

Australia’s hopes of successfully defending the T20 World Cup trophy in front of their home audience were dashed. With a victory, England would have advanced to the semifinals as the second team from group 1. And they filled the one open position, making Australia the final member of group 1 to exit the Super12 stage.

The outcome of teams in group 1 was significantly influenced by the weather Australia’s eagerly anticipated match against England was cancelled. The washout also had a significant impact on Australia’s elimination from the competition.

It’s interesting to note that New Zealand, England, and Australia all received 7 points in the end. However, while the other two teams have advanced to the semifinal, Australia has not. This is why:

On the basis of NRR, Australia has been disqualified from the 2022 T20 World Cup. The team led by Aaron Finch has a significantly lower NRR than New Zealand and England. With 7 points and an NRR of +2.113, NZ took first place. England earned 7 points overall, good for an NRR of +0.473.

Australia has an NRR of -0.173 and has 7 points in their account as well

The NRR has frequently ruined teams’ prospects in other cricketing competitions, and this time, it robbed the home team Australia a place in the semi-final.

After the team’s disappointing performance, the Australian selectors are anticipated to make changes. A captaincy change may possibly be in the works. Several Australian players may retire from T20 International competition after the ICC event, according to captain Aaron Finch‘s recent hints. There is a confirmed retirement announcement from Matthew Wade.

The semi-finals will take place the following week and feature England and New Zealand. South Africa and India are likely to follow them into the knockout stage.

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