Cricket World Cup 2019 is at the business end of the tournament, and things are starting to heat up. There can only be four semifinal spots and with 7 teams still vying for the top four spots, surely we as fans are in for a treat.
In the latest round of fixtures, New Zealand lost to Pakistan as India remains the only unbeaten team in the World Cup now. Pakistan meanwhile have given themselves an outside chance as they remain the running for the semifinals. To understand how the road will shape up for each team from now onwards, it’s important to take a look at the table first.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 26, 2019
The top four teams in the ICC World Cup points table by the end of the group stages will then take part in the semi-final, with the winners playing the final.
The ICC World Cup 2019 points table will be decided on the basis of the teams which have the most points in descending order. Teams will be given two points for a win, one point for a tie/NR (except the semi-finals and final which will be decided by a super over in case of a tie), and no points for a loss.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 26, 2019
As of right now, Australia have qualified for the semis. New Zealand had the chance to qualify yesterday but their loss to Pakistan means they will have to wait for qualification but they remain well placed in second. At the third place, India takes on West Indies later in the day, a win for the Men in Blue will take them closer to semis and a win by a big margin could take them to second place overtaking the Kiwis.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 24, 2019
The fourth spot is being eagerly contested by as many as four teams. England occupies the fourth place right now but they have to win 2 matches out of their remaining 3 matches.
Wins for Bangladesh and Pakistan have given them hope but barring any slip-ups from The Englishmen, theirs is an outside chance. Lastly, Sri Lanka are mathematically out of the running of the World Cup, so are Afghanistan and South Africa, however, West Indies’ fate will be sealed today.