GROUP 1

England (Points 2; NRR -0.408)

Despite pulling off a great win against South Africa at Mumbai, they currently sit at No. 4 on the points table, just above Afghanistan. They not only need to win both their games but also need to win them by a good margin. Other results can have an impact on their further progress if they fail to win both their remaining games.

Matches left:

England vs. Afghanistan, Delhi- 23 Mar 2016

England vs. Sri Lanka, Delhi- 26 Mar 2016

Probabilities:

  • If they win both their matches, their only possibility of getting knocked out is a three-way tie between themselves, West Indies and South Africa, and falling behind in NRR. If South Africa loses its match to West Indies, then West Indies and England will go through.
  • If they beat Afghanistan and lose to Sri Lanka, their chances go slim as they need all other three results come their favor. Englands negative net run rate means the qualification is extremely tough.
  • If they lose to Afghanistan and beat Sri Lanka, their qualification will depend again on the results of other three matches in the group not involving them. Again Englands negative net run rate could prove detrimental to them.
  • If they lose both matches, they stand eliminated.
Picture Source: espncricinfo.com
Picture Source: espncricinfo.com