England’s last-over win over Sri Lanka on Saturday lifted the curtain on Group 1 and saw Australia quickly out of their own tournament and on the field.
The hosts of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and the previous year’s champions were watching nervously, hoping that England’s defeat would bring them relief. But England’s victory, with two balls to spare, ensured that they finished above Australia, with New Zealand topping the group.
New Zealand Group Winner: – 7 Points (+2.113 NRR)
New Zealand’s lukewarm win over Australia in their opening game ultimately proved decisive, with three teams tied on seven points, but the Kiwis topped the group thanks to a better net run rate.
The Black Caps advance to the semi-finals first, where they will face the runners-up in Group 2, with the final round fixtures in that group yet to come on Sunday.
New Zealand’s semi-final against Pakistan will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, 9 November.
England Runner-up: 7 points (+0.473 NRR)
England recovered from the shock of their defeat against Ireland to win their last two matches and maintain a run-rate advantage over Australia.
Jos Buttler’s side will take on the winners of Group 2 in the last four, although a change of selection may be needed after David Malan was forced out against Sri Lanka due to injury.
England’s semi-final against India will take place on Thursday, November 10 at the Adelaide Oval.
India Vs England ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final Predicted Playing 11.
New Zealand vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final Predicted Playing 11.
New Zealand Playing11: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pakistan Playing11: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 standings.