Two results which will determine who India face in World Cup semifinal

Saturday, 06 Jul, 2019

If the match ends in a no result or tie, Pakistan will end up with 10 points and finish behind New Zealand.

While India, Australia and England had already booked their place in the semis, New Zealand were left to wait till the end of Pakistan's last league fixture against Bangladesh to confirm their spot in the top-four.

They seemed to have their batting woes sorted out batting first and with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow hitting form, England look the most intimidating batting line-up among the four teams. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side did beat all of them but couldn't catch up on run-rate with other teams.

"It's a place that we really like playing", said Morgan. "It is comforting that we are going to one of those three grounds".

Bairstow's 106 was also his second successive century after the Yorkshireman's 111 against India. What Martin needs is the ability to go out there and express himself on the game - stick his chest out and play the game that we know he's capable of.

"There are three powerplays and two new balls which has made it very easy to score runs", he added. We rode the roller coaster of playing well, awful and then good again. "You have got to laugh at it". They beat South Africa and Afghanistan, pulled off a record chase against West Indies, showed several moments of brilliance in a big chase against Australia, and almost beat New Zealand. "They didn't play quality cricket", said Akhtar. "We do stick to our mantra the whole time and not actually be cagey, or desperate, or anything in those sort of regards".

Speaking after this morning's loss to England, captain Williamson said that his side's results in pool play don't matter anymore, and that he's now concentrating exclusively on their potential semi-final.

The openers in particular have failed to give them a start.

"And our batsmen need to get away from the game and hopefully come back fresh".

Once again, they are in a similar situation, which is for their qualification in the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinals. When the viewing figures to date were put to Plunkett on BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: "We feel like we've built something special here as a team".

New Zealand expect star quick Lockie Ferguson to be fit for next Tuesday's likely semi-final date with Australia after being sidelined by a hamstring injury.

"I was disappointed with the way New Zealand played against England".

"I've been a bit disappointed not to have contributed as much as I'd like".