Today’s article is about T20 World Cup 2021: India’s Semi-Final Is Almost Uncertain After The Loss To New Zealand. After a humiliating loss to Pakistan, India’s semi-final match with New Zealand losing by 8 wickets in the second match has become 90% uncertain.
After losing the toss, New Zealand decided to bowl first. As a result, India has to bat first. Virat Kohli’s team then gave Mae a target of 110 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. India kept losing one wicket after another in New Zealand’s great bowling.
Against New Zealand, KL Rahul scored 18 off 16 balls, Hardik Pandya 23 off 24 balls, and Ravindra Jadeja 26 off 19 balls. The rest of the Indian batsmen could not cross the 15-run mark.
Trent Boult took the highest wicket of the New Zealand team, he bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets for 20 runs. Besides, Ish Sodhi bowled 4 overs and took 2 wickets, Adam Milne and Tim Southee bowled 4 overs and took 1 wicket each.
The main reason for the rate in India was to collect fewer runs. Because winning the match against New Zealand by 110 runs was almost a challenging thing for India. Moreover, after losing one wicket after another to bat, India could not give the target of a big run.
India’s 110-run target New Zealand batted 14.3 overs, ensuring an easy victory with 8 wickets in hand. Against India, Martin Guptill remained unbeaten on 20 off 17 balls, Daryl Mitchell on 49 off 35 balls, Kane Williamson on 33 off 31 balls, and Devon Conway on 4 off 2 balls.
Why India’s semi-final match in T20 World Cup 2021 is uncertain
India is currently in Group 2 of Super 12. From this group, two teams will go to the semifinals. Among them, Pakistan is almost certain. Because Pakistan is on top with 6 points after winning all three matches.
Pakistan has two more matches against Scotland and Namibia and the equation is that these two matches will be in Pakistan’s favor. Moreover, even if Pakistan wins one of the two matches, Pakistan will play in the semifinals. It can be said that the semi-final that Pakistan will play is almost 99% certain.
Now there is only one team left that will go to the semifinals. Afghanistan is currently in 2nd place in the points table with 4 points from two wins in three matches. Afghanistan has 2 matches left, one with New Zealand and the other with India.
New Zealand is in 3rd place, they have won one of the two matches and lost one of them with 2 points. Namibia is in 4th place, they have won one of the two matches and lost one of them with 2 points. Team India is in 5th place, they could not open the book in the points table after losing both the matches.
How Will india qualify for t20 world cup semi final
In order for India to play in the semi-finals, they must first win matches against Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan. And New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Namibian will depend on the match rate.
Afghanistan currently has two matches left, one against New Zealand and the other against India. India will have to win the match on November 03 against Afghanistan. If Afghanistan wins with New Zealand, their point will be 06.
New Zealand has three matches against Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan. New Zealand will win against Scotland and Namibia here.
Moreover, if New Zealand loses to Afghanistan on November 7, their points will be 06. With such an equation, if India can win the remaining three matches by a wide margin, there is a possibility of playing in the semifinals.
Namibia is given a little less important here, but only if they win two of the remaining three matches. If Namibia’s point is 06, then this result will change all the equations of the match.
However, most of the equations are towards New Zealand and Afghanistan in the semi-finals. India will only have to win three matches earlier now depending on luck.