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Pakistan Faces Possible Elimination Full T20 World Cup Super 8 Qualification Scenario Explained

Pakistan‘s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign has encountered major setbacks, with the Babar Azam-led team suffering a narrow 6-run defeat to arch-rivals India on Sunday. This loss marks their second consecutive defeat, following an unexpected upset by the United States in their opening group stage match.

Despite stellar bowling performances from Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, who each claimed three wickets to restrict India to a modest total of 119, Pakistan’s batting lineup crumbled against a disciplined Indian pace attack led by the exceptional Jasprit Bumrah. The defeat has significantly jeopardized Pakistan’s chances of advancing to the Super 8 stage of the competition.

Qualification Scenarios for Pakistan

Currently, with 0 points from their two matches, Pakistan’s path to the Super 8 stage is precarious and hinges on several critical factors. Here’s a detailed breakdown of what needs to happen for Pakistan to keep their qualification hopes alive:

•Winning Remaining Matches: Pakistan must secure victories in their remaining group stage matches against Canada and Ireland. These wins are imperative to remain in contention.

•Dependence on Other Results: Even with two wins, Pakistan needs both the United States and Canada to lose their remaining games. This would potentially result in Pakistan and the United States both having 4 points each.

•Net Run Rate (NRR): If both teams end up with 4 points, the qualification will then depend on Net Run Rate. Pakistan must aim for substantial victories in their upcoming matches to enhance their NRR, while hoping for unfavorable results for their competitors.

Key Performances and Reactions

Jasprit Bumrah, who was instrumental in India’s victory and named Player of the Match, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance. “It feels really good. We felt we were a little under and the wicket got a little better after the sun came out. We were really disciplined so it feels good. Tried to hit the seam as much as I could, tried to be as clear as I could with my execution and it all came out well so I felt happy. Felt like we were playing in India, really happy with the support and that gives us energy on the field. We focus on the now. We’ve played two games and played really well. You stick to your processes and look to play well,” Bumrah stated after the match.

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