Pakistan needs a winning way to move ahead
Pakistan hit hard at the ICC T20 World Championships. Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by one run in the final ball his Thriller to take his first Super 12 victory in the T20 World Cup.
After losing to arch-rivals India in the opening match, Pakistan’s hopes for the tournament are shattered after they fell short of a modest 131 against Zimbabwe at Perth Stadium.
Zimbabwe’s win made Pakistan’s balance in Group 2 interesting for a place in the semi-finals.
The ongoing T20 World Championship is evolving into a tournament full of surprises. Last on this list is Zimbabwe, which has given Asian giant Pakistan a heavy blow. The green men lost their first match against India, but it was also a close match. It seems difficult for her now. However, it is still early in the tournament and Babar’s Azam-led team still has a chance to reach the semi-finals of the event.
Pakistan’s 2022 T20 World Cup formula is very simple. We need to win the game and want Protea to lose 4 points. If Pakistan beat South Africa, he would have two points on the bench, and India or Holland would need to beat Protea.
Possibilities to reach the Semi-final
At first, Pakistan must win all three of her remaining matches. Secondly, to maintain a healthy net run rate, the green boys need to win all three games by a wide margin. Third thing is, we must expect other outcomes, including the defeat of South Africa by India and Pakistan. Zimbabwe should lose two of its three games to go (against India, Holland, and Bangladesh). Apart from this, they must need Bangladesh to lose one match minimum.
If all these possibilities go along as discussed above and in the below Tweet, then Pakistan will reach the semi-final.
Pakistan can still qualify for the semifinals if they win all their upcoming matches and South Africa lose to both Pakistan and India. #T20WorldCup
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) October 27, 2022
The remaining matches are as follows in the Super 12 stage in Group 2.
30 October – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Netherlands vs Pakistan, India vs South Africa
2 November – Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, India vs Bangladesh
3 November – Pakistan vs South Africa
6 November – South Africa vs Netherlands, Pakistan vs Bangladesh, and India vs Zimbabwe
The real picture will be clarified after all these matches and points Table as well as Average Run rates.