The Indian team’s campaign in the T20 World Cup started on October 24. Everyone expected that India would quickly enter the semi-finals by registering a quick win. But after the defeats against Pakistan on October 24 and New Zealand on October 31, the situation of India’s exit from the Super-12 round has become a reality.
In the match played against New Zealand on Sunday, October 31, the Indian team performed very poorly. Leave 150; the team could not even touch the figure of 120. The Indian team’s openers did not play once again. KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan returned inside the powerplay. After these two, the rest of the team’s batting could not do anything special, and the entire team could score only 110 runs in 20 overs. New Zealand’s batsmen achieved this target without any trouble in 14.3 overs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Can Team India Still Reach the Semi-Finals?
And after this defeat, the biggest question that arose was whether India could still reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup? The Indian team is in fifth place in the points table of Group 2 behind Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand and Namibia. And in such a situation, now what will Team India do to go to the semi-finals? Let us explain the whole equation.
Which team holds the edge in terms of qualifying out of Group 2? 🤔
— ICC (@ICC) October 31, 2021
# First task, the Indian team will have to win the matches against Afghanistan on November 3, Scotland on November 5 and Namibia on November 8 by a significant margin.
# The second task, India will have to pray that at least one team from Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland can beat New Zealand even after this so that India’s prospects can be strengthened further.
In the third task, the Afghanistan team beat Scotland to make their net run rate +3.097, which is very strong. In such a situation, India will have to defeat them by a significant margin. He will also pray that the Afghanistan team will win over New Zealand but by a tiny margin.
Apart from all these things, the best equation for India is that Namibia and Scotland cause a big upset against New Zealand. That is, defeat the Kiwi team.