Qualifiers for the last two Cricket World Cup semifinal spots. With less than a week left in the ICC Cricket World Cup’s round-robin group stage, India and South Africa have emerged as the frontrunners for the tournament’s semifinals, scheduled for November 15 and 16. India’s dominant 243-run victory over South Africa, securing their eighth consecutive win, solidified their position at the summit of the points table.
Qualifiers for last two Cricket World Cup semifinal spots
Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Afghanistan cricket team, the crowd favorites, still have a chance to qualify for the semifinals if they win one more match and finish with 10 points. Their fate hinges on Sri Lanka defeating New Zealand and England defeating Pakistan. However, if New Zealand and Pakistan emerge victorious, Afghanistan would be eliminated due to their significantly inferior net run rate. On the flip side, defending champions England have suffered a series of disappointing defeats, becoming the first team to exit the competition and now find themselves at the bottom of the table.