World Cup 2023: No need to be too happy, one small mistake will cost heavily, India may be out of the semi-finals
World Cup 2023: The Indian team defeated England and registered its sixth consecutive win in the World Cup 2023. Although Team India has not officially reached the semi-finals. Indian team has 12 points and is at number-1 in the points table. Despite this, the mathematics of India's semi-finals may deteriorate. India is the only team in the tournament which has not lost a single match.
The golden journey of the Indian team continues in the World Cup 2023. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team defeated defending champions England by a huge margin of 100 runs in the 29th match of the tournament on Sunday.
In the match played at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, India batted first and scored 229 runs losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. Then England were bowled out for 129 runs in 34.5 overs. This was India's sixth consecutive win in the tournament.
'Rohit Brigade' is on top in the points table of World Cup 2023 with 12 points. India is the only team so far in the entire tournament which has not lost any match. However, the Indian team has not got an official entry into the semi-finals even after winning six consecutive matches. India has to play three matches in the league stage.
It is necessary for the Indian team to win at least one of its next three matches or get one more point. If Team India loses its next three matches, then it may be in danger of being out of the race for the semi-finals.
This is because both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have four points from five matches. This means both teams can match India's score of 12 points. The winner of the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan can match India.
Even if the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan gets washed out due to rain, Rohit Sharma's team's place in the semi-finals will be confirmed. At the same time, another win for India will confirm that it is reaching the semi-finals. In such a situation, Pakistan's wishes will be dashed.
Babar Azam-led Pakistan team has four points from six matches. Even if Pakistan wins its next three matches, it will have 10 points and will be behind India. However, India's place in the semi-finals seems almost certain, but even a small mistake can cost the Rohit brigade. In such a situation, India will not make the mistake of taking any of its next matches lightly.
India's remaining matches:
- 2 November vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai
- 5 November vs South Africa, Kolkata
- 12 November vs Netherlands, Bengaluru.