England needs a big win over America, victory of 2 teams will change the equation

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Any team from Group 2 can now enter the semi-finals South Africa are on top with 4 points

New Delhi. In its third and final match of Super 8, defending champion England will face America. England needs a big win in this match. Only a big win will keep its hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive. In the first match of Super 8 against South Africa, England lost in the last over. This defeat also affected England's net run rate. West Indies' big win against America has made the race to reach the semi-finals in this group exciting. In such a situation, England will have to register a big win over America to improve its net run rate.

South Africa has won both its matches in Group 2 and is currently at the top. But the equation can change with the victory of West Indies and England. West Indies has a better net run rate among the three teams. So far no team has confirmed its place in the semi-finals. England will have to win against America by at least 10 runs or with one over remaining to remain in the race to make it to the last four. If England succeeds in doing so, then South Africa's problems will increase because even if it loses in the super over against West Indies, it will be out.

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South Africa may also be out
If South Africa wins and England loses to America then among West Indies, England and America, the one with better net run rate will finish second in the group and reach the semi-finals. If England has to improve its net run rate then its batsmen will have to perform well. Its batsmen had performed well against West Indies but they could not repeat it against South Africa. South Africa is at the top of its group with 4 points from 2 wins. Its net run rate is 0.625. Windies is at the second position with 2 points and 1.814 run rate and England is at the third position with 2 points and 0.412 run rate.

America lost the second consecutive match, almost out of the race for the semi-finals
Phil Salt is in great form. He has scored two centuries and a half-century in his last 10 T20 matches, but his early dismissal in the last match did not give England a good start. Captain Jos Buttler and Johnny Bairstow could not hit big shots. Harry Brook (53) and Liam Livingstone (33) took responsibility, but England could not score 25 runs in the last three overs. Despite this, it will be difficult for the American bowlers to curb the England batsmen. America had to face defeat in both its previous matches and if it reaches the semi-finals, it will be nothing less than a miracle.

tag: England Cricket Team, ICC T20 World Cup, United States of america

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