India beat Pakistan in a memorable match to kick off their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign. The Men in Blue were able to secure the two significant points from their opening Super 12 round match thanks to Virat Kohli’s special knock and Arshdeep Singh’s fiery opening spell.
Despite recording significant victories in their final three games, India last year crashed out of the competition after losing both of their Super 12 stage opening matches. However, with to India’s four-wicket victory over Pakistan this year, their path to the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinals has become much easier.
The top two teams from each group in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup advance to the semifinals according to the tournament’s format. Along with Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, India is a member of Group 2.
The Men in Blue will go into their matches against Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe as the favourites because they have previously defeated Pakistan. Because the Perth weather will favour the Proteas, their match versus South Africa will be a contest of equals.
How will India qualify?
Winning every game in the Super 12 stage is the best strategy to guarantee semifinal qualification in the current T20 World Cup. No team will be able to stop India from reaching the semifinals if they win their final four games.
If any of the games are called off or India loses any of them, however, things could become a bit complicated. India should concentrate on winning every match, and that too by a significant margin, even though the rain issue is beyond of their control.
Despite winning four of their five games last year, South Africa was denied a spot in the semifinals. Australia and England both won four games, but they did so with significantly higher net run rates than the Proteas.
India will need to win four more games in the T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 round to be guaranteed a spot in the semifinals, but winning three more matches should be enough to get them there.