India face Australia in an virtual quarter-final at Mohali © AFP
India face Australia in a virtual quarter-final at Mohali © AFP

ICC T20 World Cup 2016, has reached its business end, as has ICC T20 Women’s World Cup. New Zealand has been the team of the tournaments, both Black Caps (the men’s teams) and White Ferns (the women’s), having already qualified for the semi-final. Other teams, like West Indies (men), Australia (women), and England (men) have made it as well. On the other hand, several teams have been eliminated (including the likes of Pakistan and South Africa men’s teams), while some others are still hanging by the balance. Let us, then, look at what these teams (including both Indian teams) need to do to go through. READ : ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Points Table

ICC World T20 points table (men’s)

ICC World T20 2016- Super 10 Points Table
GROUP 1
TEAM MATCH WON LOSS NR NRR POINTS
West Indies 3 3 0 0  +0.609 6
England 4 3 1 0 -0.287 6
South Africa 3 1 2 0 +0.485 2
Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0 -0.287 2
 Afghanistan 3 0 3 0  -1.067 0
GROUP 2
TEAM MATCH WON LOSS NR NRR POINTS
New Zealand 4 3 0 0 +1.900 6
Australia 3 2 1 0  +0.440 4
India 3 2 1 0  -0.546 4
Pakistan 4 1 3 0 2
Bangladesh 4 0 3 0 -1.805 0

Group A is sorted out now, with West Indies and England already through at the cost of Sri Lanka and South Africa. Afghanistan, of course, had already been eliminated. As for Group B, New Zealand are already through, while Pakistan and Bangladesh are already out of the tournament.

This leaves us with the two other teams, India and Australia, who will clash in the all-important match at Mohali on Sunday. The winner of the contest, equivalent to a quarter-final by now, will go through to the semi-final.

ICC World T20 points table (women’s)

ICC Women World T20 2016 
GROUP A
TEAM MATCH WON LOSS TIED NRR POINTS
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 +2.430  8
Australia 4 3 1 0 +0.613 6
South Africa 3 1 2 0 +0.403  2
Sri Lanka 3 0 2 0 -0.527  2
Ireland 3  0 4  0 -2.817  0
GROUP B
TEAM MATCH WON LOSS TIED NRR POINTS
England  3  3 0  0  +.0750  6
West Indies 3 2 0 0 +0.867  4
Pakistan 3 2 2 0 +0.327  4
India 3 1 1 0 +1.130  2
Bangladesh 4 0 4 0 -2.306  0

Just like for the men’s, Group B is sorted out in Women’s T20 World Cup 2016 as well. New Zealand Women and Australia Women are through, while South Africa Women, Sri Lanka Women, and Ireland Women have been knocked out. Bangladesh Women have been knocked out in the other group as well.

The future of the other four teams, on the other hand, hangs on the balance. There are two matches to be played in the group, both on Sunday: India Women vs West Indies Women at Mohali, followed by England Women vs Pakistan Women at Chepauk. The sequence may be important, for the teams playing last will obviously have an advantage.

Current situation: England Women are on 6 points, West Indies Women and Pakistan Women on 4 each, and India Women on 2.

Scenario 1: India Women and England Women win.

England Women go through with 8. West Indies Women, Pakistan Women, and India Women are tied on 4 each. The one with the highest net run rate goes through.

Scenario 2: India Women and Pakistan Women win.

England Women and Pakistan Women, with 6 points each, go through. West Indies Women and India Women, with 4 points each, are eliminated.

Scenario 3: West Indies Women and England Women win.

England Women and West Indies Women, with 6 points each, go through. Pakistan Women and India Women, with 4 points each, are eliminated.

Scenario 4: West Indies Women and Pakistan Women win.

England Women, Pakistan Women, and West Indies Women will be tied on 6 points each. The one with the highest net run rate go through. India Women are eliminated.