Pakistan Cricket Team’s chances to make the semis seem very slim, as they would have to beat England with over 250 runs for them to surpass NZ Net Run Rate
Qudrat Ka Nizam may not be able to help Pakistan this time, as New Zealand’s thrashing victory over Sri Lanka almost knocked Pakistan’s World Cup semi-final hopes out of reach yesterday. The Men in Green only have one more game against England. They need to beat England by over 200 runs in order to surpass New Zealand’s net run average. It seems like an impossible task, especially with England winning again. Memers took to social media with memes after Pakistan was excluded from the semi-finals.
Many netizens posted a tweet saying “Pakistan qualified to fly.” One of the users mocked Babar Azam & Co by stating since it’s Diwali the team won’t go empty-handed, but with return gifts. Rub of the Green has always helped Pakistan in these situations. This time, the Asian team’s chances of winning the second World Cup are diminished.
Babar Azam & Co started the campaign with two wins against Netherlands and Sri Lanka but suffered three back-to-back losses against India, South Africa, and Australia. They are haunted by their loss to the Proteas. It was a narrow defeat. A close DRS review also went against Pakistan. The heavy losses to India, and Australia had a major impact on the net rate.
Pakistan wants to end its World Cup campaign in 2023 on a high note
England may have been eliminated from World Cup, but they are still eligible to play in the Champions Trophy. England has moved up to seventh place after a 160 run win against the Dutch. A second win against Pakistan will guarantee England a spot in the CT 2025 tournament. Pakistan, on the other hand would hope to end its WC 2023 campaign with a win.