England finished first in group 1 of the super 12 division of the cup; Morgan’s side has always been seen as one of the best in the cup who were expected to do well. They haven’t disappointed; winning four out of the five games they have played. They started their camping by beating West Indies by six wickets; Further, they won against both Bangladesh and Australia by eight wickets. England won their fourth match of the cup against Sri Lanka with a margin of 26 runs. In their last match, Morgan’s side; lost their first match of the cup against South Africa by 10 runs.
The other semifinalist from group 1 is Australia; Finch’s side has edged past South Africa by a difference in the net run rate of 0.477 to secure the spot. They won their first two group games in a comfortable manner; beating South Africa by 5 wickets and Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. However, they couldn’t continue their great run of form and lost to England in a convincing manner by 8 wickets. After this loss, Australia needed to win the last two matches in a convincing manner to progress further. Finch’s side stepped up to this challenge and won their last two matches; they beat both Bangladesh and West Indies by 8 wickets.
Semifinals for the top teams of group 1
The semifinals will take place on the 10th and 11th of November; Both these matches will be played at 7:30 pm IST. Australia will play the first-place team from group 2; This team is likely to be Pakistan who has been the best team in the cup and have a 100% winning record in this cup. However, if Pakistan loses their game to Scotland and New Zealand beats Afghanistan with a decent run rate they will secure the first position.
England will play against the second-best team from group 2; the teams who are contending for this spot are New Zealand, India, and Afghanistan and will extend to the last game of the cup.