England have had an abysmal World Cup 2023 thus far, shedding 4 out of 5 video games, the final of those a thrashing at Sri Lanka’s palms, however because of the format of the event – the place every of the ten groups play the opposite 9 earlier than the semis – they nonetheless have a shot at making the highest 4. In truth, in the event that they win their remaining 4 matches – a tall order admittedly, given their abject performances thus far – and if different outcomes go their means, they may even end third with 10 factors.Right here is one permutation for instance how that would occur:
New Zealand lose their remaining 4 matches and keep on eight.
India win three of their 4 video games, shedding solely to England, whereas South Africa beat all groups besides India. Then, India (16) and South Africa (14) will take the highest two spots.
Australia beat New Zealand however lose their different matches, whereas Afghanistan beat Netherlands and Australia. Then each Australia and Afghanistan will end on eight.
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand and Afghanistan, whereas Pakistan beat Bangladesh and New Zealand. Then Sri Lanka and Pakistan will end on eight too.
England’s 10 factors will likely be sufficient for third place on this situation, with 5 groups on eight preventing for the fourth spot.
It does. Pakistan at present have 4 factors from 5 video games, and in the event that they lose on Friday, they can also solely rise up to 10 factors. In truth, within the set of situations described above, if the result’s reversed within the England vs Pakistan match on November 11 (the final league match for each groups), then Pakistan will take third spot on 10, whereas England will likely be one in every of 5 groups preventing for the fourth place on eight factors.
A win on Sunday will preserve India’s spotless document within the event, and take their factors tally to 12 from six matches. Nonetheless, whereas the above instance illustrates how eight is perhaps sufficient for qualification, it is also attainable that 12 won’t be ample. If India lose their remaining video games and keep on 12, it is attainable for 5 different groups to affix them there. It’s going to then come right down to internet run charges.