ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final scenarios: Pakistan stay alive, tense times for England

first_imgPakistan has won three consecutive games in 2019 World Cup.England face a must-win situation against India and New Zealand.India and New Zealand will qualify for semi-final if England lose on Sunday. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 saw two contrasting games on Saturday. Pakistan secured a sensational three-wicket win against Afghanistan and kept their hopes of reaching the semi-final alive. On the other hand, New Zealand’s hopes of reaching the semi-final was delayed after suffering a heavy loss to Australia in Lord’s. With the wins for Pakistan and Australia, the race for the play-offs has intensified. Australia are now assured of a top two finish while for Pakistan, their fate will now boil down to the final league game and they will be hoping for some other results going their way. Here is what the remaining teams need to do in order to seal the spot in the semis. India P – 6, W – 5, L – 0, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Position in table: 2nd Games remaining: vs England (June 30), vs Bangladesh (July 2), vs Sri Lanka (July 6) What they must do: A win in one of their three games will secure them a place in the semi-final. If they win all three, they are assured of a top spot. If they win only two out of three, they have to hope Australia lose to South Africa in order to seal the first position.New Zealand P – 8, W – 5, L – 2, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Position in table: 3rdGame remaining: vs England (July 3) What they must do:A loss in two consecutive games has put their semi-final hopes in a bit of jeopardy. The big loss to Australia has also impacted their net run-rate. Their last game against England could become a virtual shoot-out if England wins against India and Pakistan beat Bangladesh by a massive margin. However, if India beat England and Sri Lanka win only one game, then they will be assured of a semi-final spot.Pakistan P – 8, W – 4, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 9 Position in table: 4th Game remaining: vs Bangladesh (July 5)What they must do:Their thrilling win against Afghanistan has kept them in the hunt for a spot in the semi-final. However, their net run-rate still remains the worst among the teams in contention. Pakistan will be hoping that England lose one game and that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh lose against India in order to have a clear path. The clash against Bangladesh will be a virtual shoot-out. If they lose to Bangladesh, then they will be eliminated as their net run-rate is poor.England P – 7, W – 4, L – 3, N/R – 0, Points – 8 Position in table: 5th Games remaining: vs India (June 30), vs New Zealand (July 3)What they must do:For England, the situation is incredibly dire. If they lose to India, their game against New Zealand is a must-win. They will have to hope that Bangladesh lose to India but beat Pakistan. If they lose both games, they will be eliminated from the tournament. They will also be hoping that Sri Lanka wins only one game.Bangladesh P – 7, W – 3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7 Position in table: 6th Games remaining: vs India (July 2), vs Pakistan (July 5)What they must do:With Pakistan’s win, their situation has also become a must-win. If they lose to India, they will have to beat Pakistan. In order to reach the semi-final, not only must they beat Pakistan, they must hope England lose one game and that Sri Lanka also wins only one game. If Bangladesh win both games and England win only one, then they can qualify for the semi-finals on net run-rate. Sri Lanka Position in table: 7th Games remaining: vs West Indies (July 1), vs India (July 6) What they must do: Sri Lanka must win both games and ensure England lose both. If Pakistan lose to Bangladesh, then Sri Lanka will qualify. A loss in any game will see them getting eliminated.last_img read more

PBA gives Chot OK to form best nat’l team

first_imgLATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Magsayo world title bid put on hold Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Gilas Cadet members who are now playing in the Jones Cup will also represent the country in the Southeast Asian Games from Aug. 20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, practically assuring the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva will play in Lebanon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next At the same time, the league has also moved the opening of its next season to December to accommodate Gilas in the first three home-and-away series of the WCQ as the PBA has now made it sure that Reyes can have the time with his players.Commissioner Chito Narvasa made this announcement in a teleconference with a small group of Filipino media covering the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here and it ends weeks of speculation as to who will represent the Philippines in the Lebanon showcase slated Aug. 8 to 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It was agreed upon by the board (of governors) that the PBA should participate,” Narvasa said. “The PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them.”Another thing which the PBA will do is tweak the schedule of the Governors’ Cup, which is set to open on Wednesday, so as not to disrupt the teams that will lend its stars to the team that will play in Beirut. TAIPEI—The PBA has just gone “all in” for Gilas Pilipinas.In order to help the National team program field the best team possible, the PBA has given the green light to coach Chot Reyes to tap its multimillionaire veterans for the coming Fiba Asia even if the event is not part of the hectic World Cup Qualifying series.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View commentslast_img read more