GROUP 2

India (Points 2; NRR -0.895)

The hot favorites for the tournament, host India started with a humbling loss to New Zealand before coming back to winning ways against arch-rivals Pakistan. Their net run rate of -0.895 is currently only above Bangladesh.

Matches left:

India vs. Bangladesh, Bangalore- 23 March 2016

India vs. Australia, Mohali- 27 March 2016

Probabilities:

  • They should be through if they win their last two matches.
  • If they beat Bangladesh and lose out to Australia, they will get eliminated if Australia beats Pakistan. But if Pakistan beat Australia, India will end up in a three-way tie Pakistan and Australia and net run rate will decide who will progress.
  • If they lose to Bangladesh and then beat the Aussies, they will end in a two-way tie alongside the winner of Australia-Pakistan clash provided New Zealand get the better of Bangladesh in their last league game. In case Bangladesh beats New Zealand, India will end up on a three-way tie with Bangladesh and winner of Australia-Pakistan encounter.
  • They get eliminated if they lose both.
Picture Source: espncricinfo.com
Picture Source: espncricinfo.com