ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Analysis of Group 1 For Super 12 and Semifinals
The ICC Men’s T20world cup has commenced with New Zealand registering a win over the host Australia in the opening match of the tournament.
And in then Afghanistan’s performance against England, made them sweat to chase a score of 112. First Will take a look k ok at the Group 1 table to analyze the standings of the teams who can be the probable contenders for the Semifinals and stand at the top of the table.
The Super 12 stage’s Group 1 is referred to as “the group of death.” The existence of elite teams that are nearly equally dominant is the cause. The top four sides in Group 1 according to the groupings are the hosts Australia, New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka. On any given day, any one of these four teams may be exceedingly risky.
All the teams in the group have played 2 matches each apart for the last in the table Afghanistan.
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1. New Zealand:
The team has overall performed in a consistent manner all together in every department. However, Kane Williamson and his team are in a strong position because they have defeated Australia, giving them momentum going into this game. After the poor showing against South Africa, the hitters gave a great performance, while the bowlers were outstanding as usual. They currently have a high level of confidence, which is important in large events. As a result, there is a lot to be excited about in this match. They Are standing at no 1 with 2 points and with the Net Run Rate of +4.450.
2. Sri Lanka:
All the opponents have to be a bit careful about the way they plan to tackle the Sri Lankan spinners at the Australian Pitches. Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana have emerged as one of the best spin-bowling pairs. As they picked up four wickets between them, going at a mean combined economy rate of 5.50. Also, Sri Lankan pacers have also supported their spinners well throughout this campaign. The batting unit did disappoint when they suffered a shocking loss to Namibia. But there is no doubt about the quality of players like Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Dasun Shanaka. Sri Lanka is standing at 2 with a Net Run rate of +0.450 with 2 points in the table.
England has always emerged as a strong team the world-class cricket, but every team has its day. When we talk about today’s match between England and Ireland. England had a bad start in the first few overs of the power play. England is the team with all the possible talents may it be batting or bowling. However, Ireland played good d cricket and grabbed the opportunity to win it with full power but the rain interrupted still manage to win the game with DLS. England has to focus on the weak points of the batting start and the position of the players. The team is not the team to look down at the table. It has all the quality to spin the game at any point. Standing at no.3 with 2 points having a Run rate of +0.239.
Ireland is one of the Underdog teams in the Group as they are not experienced to play such big tournaments on big platforms like the ICC T20 World cup. They took the chance of the opponent’s overconfidence on the pitch. As the English men have massive experience in cricket. Ireland Played good cricket. If this form remains, the batter and the bowlers both did not fail to perform and they can continue to roll up the table. Irish team led by Andy Balbirnie who also played a good knock will give a positive impact on the team. Standing at no 4 with 2 points and having a Net Run rate of -1.169
The Host is Struggling at no 5 in the table with a Net Run rate of –1.555 with 2 points. After a massive loss by the top team in the group that is New Zealand, the position dipped to no 5. As Australia is also a pack team with all the qualities in batting and bowling attack. This team can be a good contender to the top teams in the list. The team is full of experienced players the team had a slow start but can has the capabilities to spin the game at any point.
Afghanistan has their performance consistent in continental tournaments like the Asia cup. This team is also an Underdog team after Ireland in the list. The team has some key players on which the team is dependent. Bowlers help the team to back but the batting lineup could not deliver competitive scores on the boards. Overall team performance is lacking from the side. This can performance can make them slide out of the table and tournament as well.
From the above Analysis of the table, New Zealand, Australia and England can be the tough contenders to be in the semifinals and can roll up to the table with points in coming matches.