India and former champions England are set to clash in the key semi-final fixtures of the T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 at the brand-old SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground), on March 05.
Later in the day, defending champions, Australia takes on contenders South Africa in the second semi-finals clash at the same venue.
However, the weather forecast for both the games does not look encouraging with high chances of matches being washed out.
The apex cricketing body, International Cricket Council (ICC), did not allow a reserve day in case of matches being washed out due to rain.
So, who qualifies in case both semi-finals are washed out? Between India and England, it will be the Indian team that will qualify for the finals, owing to their position in the points table.
India ended up undefeated by winning all their games and bagging all eight points available in the round-robin stage in Group A, whereas, England might be knocked out with the 6 points accumulated in Group B.
Similarly, in the second semi-finals, it will be South Africa who would trump past hosts Australia due to their superior position in the points table during the group stage.
South Africa topped Group B unexpectedly, after collecting 7 points in the group stage. However, Australia’s defeat against India in the lung-opener might cost them the tournament as they stand at the number two position in Group A with six points.