England’s win over New Zealand in the recent Group 1 clash of the 2022 T20 World Cup made things even more interesting as all five teams, including Australia, England, Ireland, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, are still battling for their places for the semi-finals. Kane Williamson and co could have closed the deal had they won against Jos Buttler’s England, but now it will be all right as we enter the final round of the competition phase. As expected, Group 1 lived up to the expectation of being tricky with so many big teams pitted against each other.
Check out each team’s qualifying scenario for the 2022 T20 World Cup below:
How can New Zealand qualify for the semi-finals?
Williamson’s side are favorites to qualify after England lost to Ireland (DLS) and they lead the table with a much better net run rate than England and Australia. All they have to do is beat Ireland in their upcoming match to secure the semi-final spot of the 2022 T20 World Cup. (READ: Virat Kohli accused of COVERING by Bangladesh ‘fake fielding’, here’s WHY)
How can Australia qualify for the semi-finals?
Australia find themselves in a tricky situation as they lost to New Zealand in their opener of the tournament and the next game against England was canceled due to rain. Now they have to beat Afghanistan in the hope that England or New Zealand lose their remaining matches. (Iftikhar Ahmed v David Miller, Top 5 batters to hit BIGGEST sixes in T20 World Cup 2022 – IN PICS)
How can England qualify for the semi-finals?
England are also in a situation that you have to win, given the Group 1 margins between the teams. England can qualify if they beat Sri Lanka, but NRR can play a big part in their qualification, as can Australia and New Zealand with their respective matches.
How can Sri Lanka qualify for the semifinals?
Sri Lanka was beaten by heavyweights like New Zealand and Australia, but the shocking defeat to Namibia has further narrowed their chances of qualifying. However, victories against Ireland and Afghanistan have kept them in the fray. For their qualification, Sri Lanka must beat England and hope that Australia or New Zealand lose their matches.