Indian Women’s cricket team has played 4 matches till now in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022, having 2 wins and 2 defeats in their hands. That’s how the Indian team led by Mithali Raj has been performing in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022. Now the Indian Women’s cricket team situation put them in a tough situation as far as knockouts qualification is concerned.
Mithali Raj’s run-scoring draught or Shafali Verma’s poor form, a number of concerns are there in the Indian Women’s team in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022. However, there are still players like Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Jhulan Goswami who are having a great time with their game in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022.
After the last 4-wicket defeat against England, the Indian Women’s cricket team really can’t afford another bottling up. The Indian Women’s team is presently placed 3rd in the points table with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +0.632.
How can the Indian Women’s Cricket team qualify for Women’s ODI World Cup knockouts?
A total of 4 wins are necessary for the Indian team to qualify for the knockouts. With 2 wins already in hands, India needs to win at least 2 of their remaining 3 matches. One of these matches will be against the favorite Australians. As long as the Women in Blue do not lose by a big margin, wins against the other two opponents will be enough to take them into the semi-finals.
Other than Australia, India is to play Bangladesh and South Africa in their remaining league-stage fixtures. Against these 2 opponents, India would need to secure wins by considerable margins as NRR might play a big role in deciding who goes into the next round.