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T20 World Cup 2024: Who will make the semis from Group 2 - Qualification Scenarios

T20 World Cup 2024: The race to the semi-finals, who will make to the semi-final from the Group 2. Checkout all the qualification scenarios from Group 2.


T20 World Cup 2024: Who will make to the semi-finals in Group 2 | Walking Wicket (Source_ ©X_Twitter)
T20 World Cup 2024: Who will make to the semi-finals in Group 2 (Source: ©X/Twitter)

The race in Group 2 of the Super Eight stage at the T20 World Cup 2024 is reaching a fever pitch following the conclusion of the second round of matches. South Africa have emerged as the frontrunners with an impeccable record, having secured victories against USA and England. Their commanding performance has placed them at the top of the table with four points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +0.625.


Following closely behind are West Indies, who rebounded from an initial setback against England to defeat USA convincingly. Their NRR of +1.814 gives them a strong position in the standings. Meanwhile, the defending champions, England, have shown resilience with a crucial win against West Indies but suffered a narrow loss to South Africa, leaving them with two points and an NRR of +0.412.


Conversely, USA find themselves at the bottom of the table, yet to secure any points. They are burdened with a daunting NRR of -2.908, effectively eliminating them from contention for a spot in the semi-finals.


Points Table Group 2
Points Table Group 2

Qualification Scenarios of Group 2

England

England's journey in the Super Eight stage has been a mix of triumph and challenge. After securing a dominant victory against West Indies, they faced a tough defeat against South Africa. The loss has made their qualification scenario more intricate, with their final match against USA now pivotal. 


A win against the Americans is much needed, but it's not just about securing a victory; England also needs to bolster their NRR to strengthen their chances. Furthermore, England's fate also hinges on the outcome of the match between South Africa and West Indies, where they would prefer a result that benefits their NRR standings.


T20 World Cup 2024_ South Africa finding ways to win close games; SA beat England _ Walking Wicket (Source_ ©X_Twitter)
South Africa has two wins from two games (Source: ©X/Twitter)

South Africa

South Africa have showcased their championship pedigree with flawless performances thus far in the tournament. Their victories against USA and England have placed them in the driver's seat. However, despite their strong position, they face a crucial final match against West Indies. 


For South Africa, this match is a do-or-die scenario. A victory secures their spot in the semi-finals, whereas a loss could jeopardise their chances, especially if England manages to significantly improve their NRR against USA.



West Indies

West Indies, after a stumble against England, regained their momentum with a convincing win over USA. This victory has not only earned them crucial points but also improved their NRR substantially. Their upcoming clash against South Africa now becomes a virtual knockout match for both teams. 


West Indies need a win against South Africa to book their berth in the semis. If they secure victory, they will be locked on 4 points with the Proteas. But the Caribbean team will go through on the basis of a superior net run rate. 


USA 

Co-hosts of the tournament, USA have already done a commendable job by qualifying for the Super Eights. However, despite making it to the Super Eight stage, their performances against South Africa and West Indies have left them at the bottom of the table. With no points and a severely negative NRR, USA's chances of progressing to the semi-finals are practically non-existent.


The only hope for the Americans lie in a miraculous turnaround against England combined with favourable results in other matches; a scenario highly unlikely given their current form and standings.


The battle for glory is intensifying and the upcoming virtual knockout games surely promise thrilling conclusions. South Africa leads the charge with their undefeated streak, while West Indies, England and USA face unique challenges and imperatives in their remaining matches. The battle for semi-final berths hinges not only on match outcomes but also on the intricacies of net run rates, adding layers of complexity and suspense to an already gripping tournament. 


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