World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?

first_img India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 00:00 IST World Cup 2019 semi-final qualification scenario (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan will be hoping New Zealand beat England on Wednesday in Chester-le-StreetEngland are currently sitting 4th with 10 points and Pakistan 5th with 9 pointsIndia and Australia are the only 2 teams to have qualified for World Cup 2019 semi-finals so farIndia beat Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday to get their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign back on track. Virat Kohli’s men became the 2nd team after Australia to seal a spot in the semi-finals.With the Birmingham win, India also ended Bangladesh’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.As of July 2, only 2 semi-final spots are up for grabs and five matches are remaining in the group stages of World Cup 2019.Only 2 of them can influence the semi-final line-up and the remaining are dead rubbers. Hosts’ England’s clash vs New Zealand on Wednesday, July 3 in Chester-le-Street and Pakistan’s big-ticket match against Asian rivals Bangladesh in Lord’s on July 5 are the ones that matter.Pakistan fans, who were disappointed with India’s loss to England on Sunday, will be watching Wednesday’s match between New Zealand and England keenly.Here’s how the World Cup 2019 semi-final qualification scenarios look like as of July 2 (after India’s big win over Bangladesh in Birmingham) India Today PhotoAustralia: QualifedIndia: QualifiedNew ZealandMatches to play: England on July 3New Zealand are currently sitting on the 3rd spot of the 10-team points table with 11 points from 8 matches. They have a positive net run rate of +0.572.A win over England on Wednesday will help them seal their place in the semi-finals. However, a defeat will make things interesting.If England beat New Zealand, the hosts will make the last four. If New Zealand lose badly (by more than 200 runs) and Pakistan beat Bangladesh by a big margin, then Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men can pip the Black Caps into the semi-finals.EnglandadvertisementMatches to play: New Zealand on July 3England are sitting on the 4th spot with 10 points from 8 matches. A win over New Zealand will help them seal their place in the semi-finals.England can qualify even if they don’t beat New Zealnad on Wednesday but for that to happen they will have to hope Bangladesh beat Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday.PakistanMatches to play: Bangladesh on July 5Pakistan will be hoping New Zealand beat England on Tuesday. If that happens, all Pakistan need to do is beat Bangladesh and make the semi-finals.However, if England beat New Zealand on Wednesday, their chances take a massive hit.For Pakistan to qualify even after an England win, New Zealand need to lose by a huge margin on Wednesday and Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh by as big a margin.Keep in mind, Pakistan’s net run rate is -0.792, well below New Zealand’s.Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and South Africa have lost out on semi-final chances.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya star as India beat Bangladesh to enter semi-finalsAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli in furious argument with umpires after losing reviewAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 87-year-old fan cheering for Team India is becoming an internet sensationAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Bangladesh vs IndiaFollow Qualification scenario Next World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?Pakistan would be hoping New Zealand beat England on Wednesday. However, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men can qualify even if England beat the Black Caps. Here’s how.advertisementlast_img read more