Can Sri Lanka still qualify for semi finals of ODI World Cup 2023? – Check Here

Sri Lanka recorded their fourth loss in the ODI World Cup 2023 and almost got knocked out of the tournament. But the 1996 champions still can qualify and here in this article, we will how the Lankans still have a mathematical chance to qualify for the next stage.

Sri Lanka’s remaining schedule in ODI World Cup 2023:

vs India in Mumbai-WS, 2nd Nov

vs Bangladesh in Delhi, 6th Nov

vs New Zealand in Bengaluru, 9th Nov

ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table (All sides have played six games):

IND – 6 wins 

SA – 5 wins

NZ – 4 wins

AUS – 4 wins

AFG – 3 wins

SL – 2 wins

PAK – 2 wins

NED – 2 wins

BAN – 1 win

ENG – 1 win

Note: Points Table updated till SL vs AFG game (Match-30)

Sri Lanka, at maximum, can have a total of five wins in the table if they can win all their remaining games.

If Sri Lanka wins all their remaining games, then teams like India, Bangladesh and New Zealand will lose one more game.

– Teams like Bangladesh and England have already lost more than four games in the ODI World Cup 2023. Hence, they will stand below Sri Lanka in the Points table.

– Teams like Pakistan and Netherlands should lose one more game in their schedule. Pakistan losing to England and Netherlands losing to India will help Sri Lanka’s cause. Both Pakistan and Netherlands can end with a maximum of 4 wins in the table.

– Afghanistan should lose two more games in their remaining schedule. Afghanistan should lose two of their remaining games against sides like Netherlands and South Africa and defeat Australia alone to end up with 4 wins in the table.

– One among Australia (or) New Zealand should lose all their remaining games and can end with only four wins in the ODI World Cup 2023 points table.

If all the above-mentioned points happen, then Sri Lanka will finish above six other teams like Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, Netherlands, Afghanistan and New Zealand/Australia.

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