World Cup 2019: Semi-finals qualification scenarios for Pakistan, England, India, New Zealand and Bangladesh

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Defending champions Australia have already booked their place in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals while Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, and Afghanistan cannot make it out of the 10-team round-robin phase.

Meanwhile, Pakistan, England, India, New Zealand, and Bangladesh are still looking for a place alongside Australia in the last four.

Teams receive two points for a win and one point for a tie or no-result washout.

If two sides level on points at the end of the league stage, the one that has won more matches goes through.

If then also they remain level, the side with the higher net run-rate advances. In the unlikely event, if they still cannot be separated, then the result of their match against each other will be a tie-breaker.

Semi-finals qualification scenarios:

Pakistan – 9 points

Remaining pool match:

July 5: v Bangladesh

Pakistan needs to beat Bangladesh and hope England have already lost to New Zealand if they are to qualify for the semi-finals.

England – 10 points

Remaining pool match:

July 3: v New Zealand

A win over New Zealand would see the tournament hosts into the knockout phase.

But if they lose, England would be dependent on other results.

If Pakistan fails to beat Bangladesh and Bangladesh fail to win both of their remaining matches – against India and Pakistan – the host nation would qualify.

India – 11 points

Remaining pool matches:

July 2: v Bangladesh

July 6: v Sri Lanka

India needs to win one of their two remaining games to be certain of reaching a third successive World Cup semi-final.

Even if India lose both of their matches, they should still advance on net run-rate.

New Zealand – 11 points

Remaining pool match:

July 3: v England

Victory over England would send the 2015 losing finalists into the last four again.

Even if they are joined by either Pakistan or Bangladesh on 11 points, New Zealand’s likely superior net run-rate should still see them through.

Bangladesh – 7 points

Remaining pool matches:

July 2: v India

July 5: v Pakistan

Bangladesh needs to win both of their remaining matches and hope New Zealand beat England if they are to go through.

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