T20 WC 2024: Afghanistan beat Australia to open India’s hopes for the semi-finals ?

Afghanistan defeated former champions Australia by 21 runs in a crucial win in the Super 8 round of the T20 World Cup 2024. This win has raised Afghanistan’s hopes of reaching the semifinals.

India's hopes for the semi-finals
India’s hopes for the semi-finals

Afghanistan’s victorious fast bowlers have taken advantage of a golden opportunity against Australia. The team’s performance in this match has become important in their last Super 8 match. Now Afghanistan will have to face Bangladesh in their next match, in which they will have to win as well as make a higher run rate.

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India has performed uniquely so far in this World Cup clash, where they have made their place at the top of Super 8 Group 1. The Rohit Sharma-led side has won both the matches and has also strengthened their net run rate. Now they have to put up a big fight with Australia in their upcoming match, which will have the best impact on their semi-final spot.

Australia (NRR +0.223) may face difficulty with this loss, while Afghanistan (-0.650) need another win against Bangladesh in their next match. At this point, Bangladesh (NRR -2.489) have very little chance of making the semi-finals, and they will not only have to beat Afghanistan but also beat India by a big margin against Australia.

The good form that the Indian team is carrying in the World Cup 2024 will add a significant amount to their struggle. Especially now their players will have to perform well against Australia, so that they can secure a place in the semi-finals.

India’s hopes for the semi-finals ?

The win against Australia has proved to be a big achievement for the Indian cricket team, which has confirmed their upcoming progress

But, despite the win, defeat can also lead to big challenges. Especially if India has to face defeat by a big margin, then this can increase their challenge further.

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Currently, the net run rate of the Indian team is +2.425, which is a sign of extreme strength in cricket. It is clear from this that there is no lack of confidence in the team. But, cricket is a game in which everything is not certain till the end.

Ahead of this big match, the Indian captain and coach have expected good preparation from all the players to give strength to the team’s mentality.

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