The semifinal race for the ICC World Cup 2023 unfolds the stands of the teams. Basing on current positions of the team in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup points table, let us watch who stands where?
As the ICC World Cup 2023 reaches its midway point, the 4 frontrunners will have a spot in the semifinals. A total of 6 matches wins out of 9 matches in the round-robin stage can be considered a safe position for the semi-finals berth.
ICC World Cup 2023 Team Wise Analysis:
Defending champions, England suffered 4 defeats in 5 matches. The chances have become slim and pushed the team in a position of must win situation in its remaining matches.
Meanwhile 1992 ICC World Cup Champions, Pakistan faced 4 losses (includes a stunning defeat against Afghanistan) out of 6 matches it played. closer to elimination.
Australia seems to make a comeback after initial 2 matches defeat. Australia is in the 4th spot.
As of now, unbeaten India appears to be the closest to securing a semifinal berth. India has won all the 5 matches it played till now. Another win for the Indian team would likely secure their place in the semifinals.
New Zealand is in 3rd spot with 1 defeat and 4 wins. A defeat would effect their semifinal hopes.
South Africa and New Zealand are tied with 8 points each, separated by NRR, with South Africa having a superior +2.370 compared to New Zealand’s -1.481.
The 1996 ICC World Cup winners, Sri Lanka are in 5th spot after winning against England.
Afghanistan has surprised with wins over England and Pakistan. Though there are slim chances of making in top 5 in the table, Afghanistan has affected the top teams chances of reaching into semi-finals.
Bangladesh has just 1 win in 5 matches it played.