Small teams dominate the T20 World Cup points table, USA and Afghanistan top the points table

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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USA, Scotland and Afghanistan top their respective groups Host USA created a big upset by defeating Pakistan

New Delhi. Smaller teams are performing brilliantly in the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup 2024. There have been two major upsets in this World Cup. The host US team made a big upset by defeating Pakistan, while Afghanistan registered their presence in the current tournament by defeating New Zealand by 84 runs. For former champion Pakistan, its remaining matches have now become a do or die situation. The US has been placed in Group A along with India, Pakistan, Ireland and Canada. In this group, the US is at the top with 4 points. It has won both its matches. The US has a net run rate of 0.626 while the second-ranked Team India is in second place with 2 points. The Indian team's net run rate is 3.065.

Scotland dominates Group B. Scotland has earned 3 points in 2 matches. This team is at number one in Group B. Scotland's first match was washed out due to rain while it registered a spectacular victory in the second match. Scotland's net run rate is 0.736. In this group, Australia is at number two with 2 points while Namibia is at number three with 2 points.

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Afghanistan beat New Zealand to top Group C
Afghanistan created the second biggest upset of the tournament by defeating New Zealand in a Group C match on Saturday. By winning 2 matches in a row, the Afghan team has reached the first position in this group with 4 points. The net run rate of the Afghan team captained by Rashid Khan has gone above 5. Afghanistan has maintained its dominance with a net run rate of 5.225. Host West Indies is in second place with 2 points.

It's a race to reach Super 8
Due to the excellent performance of small teams, it is becoming difficult for many big teams to reach Super 8. In the group stage, all teams will play 4 matches with the teams of their respective groups. The top two teams of their group will qualify for Super 8. In such a situation, after losing the first match, there is pressure on the teams to win the remaining matches. Pakistan's team also seems to be trapped in this. It will have to win against India at any cost. Because in Group A, America can qualify for Super 8 by winning one more match.

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