Super 8 Scenarios for Pakistan | India vs Pakistan: The Knockout Match for Pakistan

BANGALORE, INDIA - NOVEMBER 04: Babar Azam of Pakistan speaks to their side in the huddle ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023 between New Zealand and Pakistan at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Bangalore, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

After the USA beat Pakistan, Pakistan’s chances of advancing to the Super 8 look a bit difficult. As Pakistan lost, the USA gained two points. Now, the USA has 4 points and is in the first position in Group A. The USA has surpassed India and Pakistan by winning this match. Their run rate is 0.626, while India is in the second position with a net run rate of 3.065.

Pakistan, Canada, and Ireland all lost their first matches. To qualify for the Super Eight, a team needs at least 6 points. According to this scenario, the USA only needs to win one more match to qualify for the Super Eight. On the other hand, India has to win two matches to qualify for the Super Eight, in which they also have to play against the USA and Canada. Therefore, India will most likely qualify for the Super Eight.

Scenario for the Pakistan team to qualify for the Super Eight:

Now, let’s consider the scenario for Pakistan to qualify for the Super Eight. There is only one scenario in which Pakistan will qualify: Pakistan will have to win all their remaining matches. Pakistan has to play against India on June 9th, Canada on June 11th, and Ireland on June 16th. Currently, Pakistan has no wins.

If Pakistan wins all three matches, then they will have 6 points, which may be enough to qualify. Additionally, Pakistan will have to hope that the USA does not win their upcoming match. If the USA wins only one match, then their points will be 6. If this happens, then teams will qualify based on their net run rates. Pakistan will qualify if their rate is better than the USA’s.

So, there are two ways for Pakistan to advance to the Super Eight: firstly, they will have to win all their matches, and secondly, they will have to hope that the USA does not win any upcoming matches.