World cup Knockouts
After the completion of league stage, it’s all crucial knock outs left in world cup. There is no second chance for any even if they stood top of the table .It’s all even Stevens now. All the teams are aware of their opponents now. India should consider themselves to be lucky for playing against Bangladesh in crunch situation. India will take on Bangladesh at MCG on 19th of March for quarter final 2.For a team to win the trophy, it has to win all the three crunch games.
India will play against Bangladesh on event of quarter final 2, India expected to win this match quite easily. They should also be wary that Bangladesh is the team responsible for India’s early exit in 2007.India will progress to semis in case of a tie as they are ranked higher in group stages. Bangladesh should be proud of them for coming to this level. Huge turnaround is expected at MCG.
Winner of Pakistan vs Australia
This is a crucial game for India indirectly. Winner of this match will face India in semis. With current form Australia are favorites for the title .If incase of a tie Aussies progress as they ended up in higher position Indian fans would be hoping Pakistan’s victory for not just one reason. Firstly they don’t want India to play Australia as they are much stronger side than Pakistan. Secondly, they want another encounter between arch rivals India and Pakistan.
India In semifinals
This scenario will come if India wins against Bangladesh. Semifinal 3 will take place between winner from both quarters 2 and quarters 3.If in case of tie or a washed out game, India will progress as they are ranked higher than Aussies ad Pakistan in group stages.
Australia is the major hindrance to India’s final berth. India has to sort out many things before playing Aussies.SA is the only quality side they have played in group stages. Considering the current form Australia are the favorites for the tittle