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How Pakistan Can Make It To The Semi-Finals Of The 2023 ODI World Cup? – Scenarios Explained. At the end of league stage matches, the top four teams will secure a place in the semi-finals of the 2023 ODI World Cup. Pakistan, to make it to the semi-finals, must win in at least four out of their remaining five games.  

It seems highly likely that India, having attained 10 points with five wins out of five matches, and New Zealand, with 8 points in 5 matches, will claim the top two positions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table. Despite the difficulties, Pakistan yet holds hope, as the battle for the third and fourth positions remains wide open.

Chasing a Semi-Final Spot: Pakistan’s Challenge and Upcoming Battles

Pakistan remains in contention for a semi-final spot, but they’re in for a difficult path. Currently, They have collected 4 points from 4 games. Their second straight loss in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, this time to Australia by a margin of 62 runs in a big match on October 20th at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, has levelled Australia’s points with Pakistan. This growth has pushed Australia up the table, despite their initial struggles with losses to India and South Africa in the early stages of the tournament.

Men in green will face Afghanistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, New Zealand, and England in their upcoming matches. Although these matchups pose significant challenges, Babar and his team have the potential to secure the four required victories. Particularly, wins against South Africa and England would enable them to significantly impact the prospects of their closest competitors in the race for a spot in the knockout stage.

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Evaluating Pakistan’s Path to the Semi-Finals: Key Factors and Considerations

To know whether Pakistan may reach the semifinals, some vital issues must be considered. For instance, this requires the remaining matches they have played and the performance of other teams. Let’s find out how Pakistan can make it to the semifinals.

Pakistan: Have to Win These Two Matches

Pakistan is expected to win against Afghanistan and Bangladesh, which would add two more wins to their record.

Mandatory Victory Needed: Pakistan Vs. South Africa

To advance in the points table, Pakistan must secure a victory against South Africa, a team currently positioned ahead of them in the points table. A win against South Africa would be pivotal for Pakistan.

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Upsetting a Top Team

To enhance their prospects, Pakistan should set their sights on causing an upset against one of the leading teams such as New Zealand or England. Securing at least one victory against a tough opponent is vital to improving their net run rate and accumulating more points.

Relying on Other Results

While Pakistan strives to ensure victories in their upcoming matches, they must also keep an attentive eye on the performance of other teams, especially Australia and South Africa.

If Australia and South Africa happen to face defeats in their forthcoming matches, it could present favourable chances for Pakistan to advance further in the competition.

How Important Is Net Run Rate In Determining Semi-Final Qualification Of Pakistan?

The net run rate is crucial. Pakistan finds themselves tied on points with another team, having a superior net run rate can be the determining aspect in qualifying for the semi-finals.