As the World Cup action reaches fever pitch, the fight for semifinal spots has never been more intense. Afghanistan, emerging from a stellar 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, stands strong with six points, making them a formidable contender.
The plot thickens as Sri Lanka and Pakistan, both with four points, vie for their chance in the knockout round.
Pakistan, under the captaincy of Babar Azam, enters a crucial clash against Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Despite their current standing, Pakistan’s road to the semifinals isn’t a closed chapter yet.
With three consecutive wins, they can secure a third or fourth-place finish, provided other matches swing in their favor. The prospect of a fierce tussle, potentially even at eight points, looms large.
In this high-stakes battle, run rates might become the deciding factor. If top contenders like New Zealand, South Africa, or Australia face setbacks and don’t exceed 10 points, the race could boil down to the intricacies of run rates.
As the tournament unfolds, cricket enthusiasts brace themselves for nail-biting encounters and unexpected twists in this enthralling World Cup saga.