Semifinal Qualification Scenario
India, Afghanistan and Australia

T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal Qualification Scenarios: India is Almost Certain to Reach Semi-finals. The T20 World Cup 2024 took an unexpected twist after Afghanistan’s historic 21-run victory over Australia in Kingstown. The win has left Group 1 qualification scenarios in the tournament very interesting. Afghanistan has a great chance of making it to their first-ever T20 World Cup semi-final while Australia may soon find themselves on the verge of elimination.

Afghanistan batted first and scored 148 runs within their allotted 20 overs, thanks to strong performances from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, who opened the innings. They then proceeded to bowl. The Afghan bowlers dominated early in the game, taking three wickets during the powerplay. Although Glenn Maxwell played aggressively to create some problems for Afghanistan, his attack was defused by Gulbadin Naib who took four wickets thus ensuring no comeback from Australia and securing an emphatic win for Afghanistan. 

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T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal Qualification Scenarios

Currently, India is at the top position of group 1 with 2 points and has an extraordinary net run rate of +2.425. Australia is in second place because they have a slightly higher net run rate of +0.223. Afghanistan follows them closely with a net run rate of +0.650 which makes them third in the group.

The impending match on Monday holds significant importance, as Australia will face off against India. In case the Indian team wants to book their place in the semi-finals then they have no option but to beat Australia. Nevertheless, if they fail at this stage; everything is not lost for them because even a win with a minimal margin can help boost their overall performance.

Monday’s game against India is very important to Australia. Australia has to win and hope that Bangladesh beats Afghanistan in their last Super 8 game of Group 1. These results need to happen for Australia to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

However, if Afghanistan wins all their remaining matches and India also wins against Australia but loses against England then we will have a three-way tie. In such a scenario, officials will consider the net run rate of all three teams to decide the finalist, making NRR crucial for these matches as well.