The New Zealand cricket team has become the first to reach the semi-finals of the 2016 ICC World T20. Their performance has been unbelievable yet truly mesmerizing. So that leaves 3 spots up for the grabs with 9 teams fighting for them. Heres how those teams stand in their quest to reach the last-four stages:

GROUP 1

West Indies (Points 4; NRR +0.893)

With two resounding wins in their first two games, the West Indies sit majestically on top of the table in Group 1. Their NRR of +0.893 is the best in the group which means they already have a foot in the door to the semifinal. They are the only side which can progress even if they lose both their remaining games.

Matches left:

West Indies vs. South Africa, Nagpur- 25 March 2016

West Indies vs. Afghanistan, Nagpur- 27 March 2016

Probabilities:

  •  They win both their matches and go to semifinal as the unbeaten champions of Group 1.
  • If they beat South Africa and lose to Afghanistan, they are clearly through. Then only one among England or Sri Lanka can match them on points.
  • If they lose to South Africa and beat Afghanistan, they will either go through directly or this will put them in a three way tie with South Africa and England depending on other results and the net run rate.
  • The most realistic possible elimination of West Indies can happen if they lose both their games, along with South Africa and England beating Sri Lanka as well as Afghanistan losing to England and then falling behind in run rate. Seems quite farfetched, doesn’t it?

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Picture Source: espncricinfo.com
Picture Source: espncricinfo.com