Updated: 6 September 2022
How Team India Can Qualify For The Asia Cup 2022 Final After Loss Against Pakistan? Here Is The Scenario. The Asia Cup super 4 stage is currently underway, with all four teams fighting it out to hold the trophy. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan, all teams, have the opportunity to march ahead to the final and eventually win the tournament.
In the previous match played between India vs Pakistan on September 4, Pakistan defeated India in a nail-biting match, which went down to the second last ball. India scored 181/7, batting first, and Pakistan chased down the target in the final over.
With the loss to Pakistan in the super 4 stages, the fans are curious to know how they can reach the finals of Asia Cup 2022. Let us try to solve this mystery.
The framework of super 4
The super 4 includes 4 teams, which ranked 1st and 2nd in their respective groups a and b in the Asia Cup 2022 league stage, and reached here.
From Group A- Afghanistan and Sri Lanka booked their birth, while India and Pakistan finished 1st and 2nd in group B, which resulted in these 2 teams reaching the Super 4 stage. In the super 4 stage, every team will play against each other once. Meaning that each team will get 3 matches.
How will the finalists be decided?
For every win in the Super 4 stage, each team will be awarded 2 points. The top 2 teams that achieve the maximum points after the Super 4 stage end will advance to the Asia Cup 2022 final.
In such a situation, where two teams have the same points, the team with a higher net run rate will be given preference.
How can India qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 finals? Here is the scenario
India lost their match against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage, but their net run rate has not suffered a huge blow. Their current net run rate is -0.126. India has 2 more matches to play in the Asia Cup 2022 super 4 stages. Firstly, they will play against Sri Lanka on September 6th, followed by Afghanistan on September 8th.
They will be through to the Asia Cup 2022 finals if they win both of these matches. If they lose any of the remaining 2 matches, then the net run rate will come into the picture. So, it is a straightforward thing for India. Win their remaining 2 matches and reach the finals of the Asia Cup 2022.
How can the other 3 teams reach the Asia Cup 2022 finals?
Pakistan– If they win one of their remaining matches, they will be through to the finals. If they lose both their matches, they will be out.
Sri Lanka– Sri Lanka will also have to follow the same strategy as Pakistan. Win one of their remaining matches and reach the finals. But, their remaining games are against quality sides India and Pakistan, which won’t be an easy outing.
Afghanistan– Afghanistan’s chances of reaching the finals of Asia Cup 2022 have deteriorated with their dismal loss against Sri Lanka. Their net run rate is -0.589, which is the lowest. To reach the Asia Cup 2022, they must convincingly win their remaining two matches against India and Pakistan.