In order to secure semis berth, Pakistan needs to either score 400-450 runs if batting first and then restrict England to under 100 or chase a set target in just 2.4 overs if batting second.
Pakistan’s chances of reaching the World Cup semifinals are slim after New Zealand’s strong win against Sri Lanka. New Zealand’s 10 points and a good net run rate have put them in a solid position, while Pakistan sits in fifth place and faces almost impossible odds against England.
To have any shot at the semifinals, Pakistan would have to either post a massive score of 400-450 runs and limit England to less than 100, or chase a daunting target in just 2.4 overs. Despite the challenge, former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir remains optimistic and believes in the unpredictability of cricket, as well as Fakhar Zaman’s form. He is hopeful that Pakistan can pull off an incredible win, especially if Fakhar Zaman performs as he did against New Zealand.
Pakistan’s World Cup journey has been a rollercoaster, with both victories and defeats against various teams. While they managed to bounce back with strong wins over Bangladesh and New Zealand after losses to India, Australia, Afghanistan, and South Africa, they now face a tough road to the semifinals.
Meanwhile, New Zealand appears to be in a strong position for the semifinals, potentially facing off against India.