With a day’s break of 2016 T20 World Cup starts the round of hopes for Group 2 where three teams contest for the second position. India and Australia were the top contenders, but due to their poor performances now they are tied with Pakistan for the only place left in their group as other place has already been snatched by the super-performers New Zealand. Now, India has one clear chance, Aussies have two clear chances to qualify for the semifinals, while Pakistan needs performance plus lots of prayers. Here is how the three teams can qualify for the semifinals.
How are they placed in this Round of Hopes?
India has no other option but to defeat Aussies irrespective of Pak vs Aus result as their NRR is too low to get them past other two teams if they lose.
Pakistan simply needs to win with a huge margin, and then pray for two things:
- Aussies defeat India
Aussies win but in a close match vs India to keep NRR down.
Australia is the only team that has two chances
- lose vs Pakistan, but win vs India with a margin that takes their NRR above Pakistan .
Win today vs Pakistan and then win vs India too