Pakistan has now reached the fifth position in the ICC World Cup Points Table of 2023. The defeats against India and Australia have put the Pakistan team on the back foot. So let's know Can Pakistan still qualify for the semifinals in the World Cup?
The defeat against Australia has created tension for Pakistan. Actually, Pakistan has now reached fifth position in the ICC World Cup Points Table of 2023. The defeats against India and Australia have put the Pakistan team on the backfoot. Actually, Pakistan and Australian team currently have 4-4 points but in terms of run rate, Pakistan team seems to be lagging behind. Due to which the path of reaching the semi-finals seems to be difficult for Pakistan.
In the 22nd match of the World Cup 2023, Afghanistan caused an upset by defeating Pakistan by eight wickets. Afghanistan created history with this victory. For the first time, this team has won two matches in a single World Cup. Earlier, they had created an upset by defeating England in the same World Cup. This was his third overall win in all World Cups combined. Before this World Cup, he had achieved his first win in 2015. There was a major reshuffle in the points table from the Pakistan vs Afghanistan match. Also, this tournament is now open for all teams. Any team can reach the semi-finals. The claims of India and New Zealand seem stronger, while any of the remaining eight teams can make it to the last four.
Pakistan team will now have to try to win its remaining matches with a big margin and change its run rate from minus to plus. Now Pakistan will have to compete with the teams of Bangladesh, South Africa, New Zealand and England in the World Cup. Where the Pakistan team will have to try to win the match by showing its best game. Let's know the status of the marks table.
|1||India - Q||9||9||0||0||0||2.570||18|
|2||South Africa - Q||9||7||2||0||0||1.261||14|
|3||Australia - Q||9||7||2||0||0||0.841||14|
|4||New Zealand - Q||9||5||4||0||0||0.743||10|
|5||Pakistan - E||9||4||5||0||0||-0.199||8|
|6||Afghanistan - E||9||4||5||0||0||-0.336||8|
|7||England - E||9||3||6||0||0||-0.572||4|
|8||Bangladesh - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.087||4|
|9||Sri Lanka - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.419||4|
|10||Netherlands - E||9||2||7||0||0||-1.825||4|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|
If Pakistan wants to go to the semi-finals, it will have to win all the 5 matches at any cost. Defeat in one match can spoil Pakistan's game. Let us tell you that after winning 5 matches, Pakistan team's points will be 14, due to which the team will remain in the race for the semi-finals. At the same time, victory in 4 out of these 5 matches can open the way for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals. After winning 4 matches, Pakistan's points will become 12. But Pakistan will have to focus on its run rate.