Afghanistan have been doing a brilliant job in ODI World Cup 2023 by winning four games from seven games so far and they have got a real chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time. Talking about Afghanistan cricket team, they have won only one game in the first two World Cup editions and in this edition, they have won four games already and made a clear statement to all teams in world cricket.
Here, in this article we'll see how Afghans can qualify for semi-finals of ODI World Cup 2023.
Afghanistan's remaining games in ODI World Cup 2023:
vs Australia in Mumbai, 7th Nov
vs South Africa in Ahmedabad, 10th Nov
ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table:
India - 7 wins (7 games)
South Africa - 6 wins (7 games)
Australia - 5 wins (7 games)
New Zealand - 4 wins (8 games)
Pakistan - 4 wins (8 games)
Afghanistan - 4 wins (7 games)
Sri Lanka - 2 wins (7 games)
Netherlands - 2 wins (7 games)
Bangladesh - 1 win (7 games)
England - 1 win (7 games)
Now, Afghanistan can end with a maximum of six wins in the ODI World Cup 2023 points table.
If a team wins six games, then they will confirm their qualification in the semi-finals of World Cup 2023 as teams like India and South Africa have already qualified for semi-finals.
Hence, Afghanistan will qualify for semi-finals of World Cup 2023 if they can win their remaining two games.
Afghanistan can qualify for semi-finals even if they manage to win one of their remaining two games provided if other results go their way.
If Afghanistan ends with five wins then,
- New Zealand should lose their last game to Sri Lanka so they will end with only 4 wins.
- Pakistan should lose their last game to England so they will end with only 4 wins.
- Teams like Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Bangladesh and England can get a maximum of 4 wins only. Hence these four sides will stand below Afghanistan.
If both, New Zealand and Pakistan end up losing their final game then Afghanistan, they can qualify for semi-finals with only five wins in the table.