Bangladesh secured a crucial three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, effectively eliminating the Islanders from the ICC World Cup 2023. The match took place on Monday, creating a significant shift in the tournament’s dynamics.
This victory catapulted Bangladesh to the seventh position on the ICC World Cup 2023 points table. It is important to note that India and South Africa had already secured their places in the World Cup semi-finals due to their impressive all-around performances throughout the mega event.
Australia, with ten points already to their name, now stands on the verge of qualifying for the semi-finals. They need just one more win in their remaining two matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh to secure their place in the knockout stage.
ICC World Cup 2023 points table
The Afghan cricket team holds their destiny in their own hands, sitting in sixth position with eight points from seven matches. They face two challenging upcoming games, but with two victories, they can make history by qualifying for the World Cup semi-final for the first time in their history.
New Zealand, on the other hand, has a more straightforward path to the Super Four of the tournament. They need to defeat Sri Lanka in their final round game with a strong net run rate to secure their spot in the next stage.
Meanwhile, Pakistan faces the most challenging road to the knockout stage, with factors not entirely within their control. They must beat England on November 11 in Kolkata and hope that Sri Lanka can upset New Zealand on November 9 in Bengaluru. Additionally, Pakistan needs Afghanistan to lose at least one of their remaining two matches, preferably both, against Australia and South Africa, as the two teams currently share the same points, with Afghanistan having played one less match.
As the ICC World Cup 2023 intensifies, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the unfolding drama and the race to secure coveted spots in the semi-finals.
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