Let’s have a look at Quarter-Finalists and expected Semi-Finalists for Cricket World Cup 2015.
Current Points Table For Pool A
Pool A seems all set unless there will be any upset.
New Zealand will be playing their last game against Bangladesh and likely to win it.
Australia will face Scotland on Saturday and even they will be able to beat them easily.
Sri Lanka will also play their last game against Scotland and result of which highly unlikely to change.
With no tough competition in Pool A. Final Points Table looks to be pretty much predictable.
Final Points Table For Pool A
1st: New Zealand
3rd: Sri Lanka
Current Points Table For Pool B
Pool B is still not clear as outcome depends on lot of factors including run rate. Only India has been able to qualify for Quarter-Fnals and remaining 3 teams has not been decided yet.
1st: India will surely end up at number 1 even if they lose against Zimbabwe.
2nd: South Africa likely to finish 2nd in this group as they will be playing against UAE. Pakistan or Ireland will also end up at same number of points but NRR of South Africa is better than that of Ireland or Pakistan. So second spot in Pool B is very much secured by South Africa.
3rd: Pakistan is best bet to finish 3rd in this group unless they lose against Ireland. Win against Ireland will ensure them 3rd place. If they will lose against Ireland then it will come at NRR and if West Indies will beat UAE with bigger margin then Pakistan might get out of the race for Quarter-Finals.
4th: West Indies will finish at 4th place if Pakistan wins against Ireland because of NRR. Ireland has lesser NRR as compared to West Indies & if Ireland will lose against Pakistan then West Indies will end up at 4th position.
Wednesday March 18 – South Africa v Sri Lanka, Sydney
Thursday March 19 – India v Bangladesh, Melbourne
Friday March 20 – Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide
Saturday March 21 – New Zealand v West Indies, Wellington
Tuesday March 24 – South Africa v New Zealand Eden Park
Thursday March 26 – India v Australia/Pakistan, Sydney
We could see another India Pakistan clash in Semi-final if Pakistan wins against Australia in Quarter-Finals. Let us know whether you would like to see India-Australia or India-Pakistan Semi-Final? New Zealand is in super hot form and India will not face them before Finals.
Let us know who do you think will be probable finalists? Looks like there will be only below combinations of Final:-
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