India lost to South Africa by five wickets on Sunday. With this, the tournament has become more open. The situation has reached a stage wherein even Team India could get knocked out. That said, that might not happen as India’s next opponents are Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. On that note, here, we take a look at the qualification scenarios for Pakistan and Bangladesh for the semi finals of the T20 World Cup 2022.
2022 T20 World Cup Semi Finals Scenarios for Pakistan
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Pakistan will have it tough to make it to the semi-finals of the competition. However, they do have a realistic chance. Firstly, they will have to ensure that they win against South Africa and Bangladesh in their remaining matches. South Africa is a tough opponent and Pakistan must be wary of the challenge.
Next up, the Babar Azam-led squad will want India to lose one of its games against Bangladesh or Zimbabwe. If that is not happening, the team would want South Africa to lose to the Netherlands. NRR could also come into the picture if the results do happen in their favour. The likes of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have to be at their best for Pakistan to progress.
2022 T20 World Cup Semi Finals Scenarios for Bangladesh
After winning against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh also now has a chance to qualify for the semi-finals. However, having lost heavily to South Africa, it would be difficult for them. Firstly, they have to win against India and Pakistan. This alone will be a difficult task for the team led by Shakib Al Hasan.
If Bangladesh can cause these upsets, they would qualify for the semi-finals. Additionally, they would want Zimbabwe to lose one of its upcoming games so that they will not come in the way of the Bangladesh squad. If Bangladesh want to make a statement, this is the right time for them.