With Matches like India vs England, This Weekend World Cup has a lot to Offer
Watching World Cup has been an extraordinary experience in the last couple of days. Increasingly tense matches have taken place between the best of teams and some close calls have added to the experience. Exceptional skill and sportsmanship were observed in the matches and cricket lovers have enjoyed the true essence of Classy cricket.
Australia is the first team to qualify for the semifinals with India, New Zealand, and England occupying the successive positions. Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are at positions 5, 6, and 7 with 7, 7, and 6 points respectively, and West Indies, South Africa, and Afghanistan have been eliminated from the tournament. Australia currently holds 12 points, India 11, New Zealand 11, and England 8.
All the teams have a fair chance of entering the semi-finals and their performance in the upcoming matches decides their fate. The weekend holds three matches namely, Pakistan vs Afghanistan, New Zealand vs Australia and India vs England.
Of these games, Pakistan vs Afghanistan gains peculiar importance since the team stands a chance at entering the semifinals only if it wins in all the future matches. Pakistan has seven points currently and its victory in the next two matches will take it to 11 points. Though the team officially remains unqualified, it would stand a chance if England loses its next match against India. Pakistan has been performing extremely well in the tournament and it would put all its strength into winning the match against Afghanistan. Pakistan vs Afghanistan match will be taking place in Headingley, Leeds from 09:30 AM GMT on Saturday.
The second match of the day between New Zealand and Australia will begin from 12:30 PM GMT, Saturday, in Lord’s, London. Both Australia and New Zealand have earned the title of being the strongest teams in World Cup 2019. The teams have had 7 matches each and lost only one among them. Both the teams have fantastic players and are in the best possible shape. A match between the two would be the most exciting thing happening for cricket lovers.
Sunday holds another match of great importance- a match between India and England. India is on the verge of entering Semi-Finals and requires only one point. Since England currently holds 8 points and winning the next two matches is an absolute necessity for them to reach semifinals. Also, England winning the match against India would permanently close the doors to Pakistan’s chances of entering the Semis. So, This match would be too substantial to both Indian, England, and Pakistan’s fans and looking at India and England’s performances in the past couple of matches, it would be highly entertaining to watch the two Giants Collide. India vs England match is organized in Edgbaston, Birmingham and will begin at 09:30 AM GMT on Sunday.