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Can Pakistan Still Qualify For Semifinals After Defeat Against Afghanistan?

Pakistan cricket team are in a spot of bother after a hat-trick of losses. They have suffered a humiliating 8-wicket loss to Afghanistan on Monday. With that, Pakistan’s chances of making the Cricket World Cup semifinals have taken a hit. However, with 4 matches still to play, Babar Azam and Co. are still in the contest to qualify for the semi-finals.

How can Pakistan still qualify for the World Cup 2023 semifinal?

  • Pakistan presently stands fifth in the table with 4 points and a net-run rate (NRR) of -0.400.
  • Pakistan now will have to win all 4 remaining games to have a chance of making the semi-finals.
  • However, Pakistan might have to depend on other teams’ results as well due to their poor NRR.
  • But the road will only get difficult for the Pakistan Cricket Team.
  • Pakistan faces high-flying South Africa next followed by Bangladesh, New Zealand, and England.
  • With South Africa and New Zealand likely to make it to the semifinals, Pakistan and England will be locked in a direct fight.
  Date    Day    Team 1    Team 2      City            Time
Oct 6FridayPakistanNetherlandsHyderabadPak won by 81 runs
Oct 10TuesdayPakistanSri LankaHyderabadPak won by 6 wickets
Oct 14SaturdayIndiaPakistanAhmedabadIndia won by 7 wickets
Oct 20FridayAustraliaPakistanBengaluruAus won by 62 runs
Oct 23MondayPakistanAfghanistanChennaiPak lost by 8 wickets
Oct 27FridayPakistanSouth AfricaChennai2:00 PM
Oct 31TuesdayPakistanBangladeshKolkata2:00 PM
Nov 4SaturdayNew ZealandPakistanBengaluru10:30 AM
Nov 11SaturdayEnglandPakistanKolkata2:00 PM

Pakistan has matches against South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and England left. Matches against South Africa and England will be a big test for the Men in Green. And if they manage to win against these two big teams, it will give them a chance to book a knockout spot.

Pakistan Squad for World Cup 2023:

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

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