The two losses have darken the  Pakistan’s chances of making into the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, but they are still in the contest with a mathematical possibility.

Pakistan have failed to get their first win in the T20 World Cup 2022, after the first two games. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 82-run knock in Melbourne  denied Pakistan a chance to repeat what happened in Dubai last year,  as they lost by four wickets in their World Cup opener. Three days later, the Pakistan side suffered a shocker as they lost by a run to Zimbabwe in Perth.

Pakistan presently stand at the fifth position in the table and are only the second team apart from Netherlands who are yet to claim a win  in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. Their net run rate of -0.050 which separates them from Netherlands (-1.625). Pakistan of course have to win all their remaining three games – against Netherlands , Bangladesh , and South Africa (Sydney) – to stand a chance of making the semi-finals. However, Pakistan will have to depend on other teams result as well.

The maximum of six points,  Pakistan can gain if they win their next three games . India are presently the best-placed side in the group and are expected to make into the semi-final with three more games left remaining. They win two more and India are can finish top of Group 2, assuring themselves a semi-final berth. Even if they win one more, a superior NRR will give them the edge in the semi final race.

For Pakistan to get into semi-final, they need one between South Africa and Zimbabwe to win not more than one their remaining three games. Two wins will have South Africa, the second-placed side, with seven points, which will be more than the number of points Pakistan can achieve. Same for Zimbabwe, who are placed third in the group with three points.

By Shivanshu Chauhan

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