T20 world cup, Can Pakistan still make it to the super 8, and how?

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By imty4

NewYork (Pakistan News Online) After a defeat to traditional rival India in the crucial T20 World Cup match, the Pakistan cricket team’s chances of reaching the Super Eight stage have significantly diminished. To progress to the next stage, the national team will need to win both of their remaining matches and also rely on the results of other teams.

In the ongoing T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies, India showcased an excellent performance against Pakistan in yesterday’s match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, successfully defending a target of 120 runs and securing their second consecutive victory in the event.

Pakistan has a long history of losing to new teams in global competitions, including defeats to Bangladesh in the 1999 50-over World Cup and to Ireland in the 2007 World Cup. This time, they revived this undesirable tradition by losing to the USA.

In their first match of the T20 World Cup, the USA defeated Pakistan in an exciting contest that went to a Super Over. Yesterday, India defeated Pakistan, casting further doubt on the national team’s chances of advancing to the next stage.

Looking at the points table, India leads Group A with 4 points and a better net run rate, followed by the USA with 4 points, and Canada with 2 points in third place. Pakistan is in fourth place with zero points and a net run rate of -0.150, while Ireland is in fifth place with zero points.

Pakistan’s next match is against Canada, where they will need to win by a large margin, followed by another must-win match against Ireland, also by a large margin.

If Pakistan wins both matches and Ireland defeats the USA, and after possible victories by Pakistan, the USA, and Ireland against Canada, three teams would each have two wins. In such a scenario, the team with the better net run rate will advance. If the USA wins even one of their two remaining matches, Pakistan’s journey in the tournament will end.

Pakistan will need to rely on the results of matches involving teams like the USA and Ireland. The Green Shirts must win both of their matches, with Pakistan facing Canada on June 11 and Ireland on June 16.

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