After two consecutive losses in T20 World Cup 2022, Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticized skipper Babar Azam. Pakistan lost their second Super-12 match by 1-run against Zimbabwe at Optus Stadium on Thursday. “We have a bad skipper,” Akhtar said. Adding that there are major flaws in Babar’s captaincy he stated, “You can’t just walk into a tournament and expect that the opposition will let you win.”
With the loss, Babar Azam and Co. reached in do or die situation. If they want to qualify for the next round of the tournament, Pakistan would need to win all their remaining three Super-12 stage group 2 matches. They have lost two consecutive games one against India and one against the Underdog team, and are now in the fifth position in the group 2 points table having 0 points only a step ahead of the Netherlands.
Here’s how Pakistan can qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup:
As we wrote above, Pakistan would need to win all their remaining three Super-12 stage group 2 matches to qualify for the semi-final. However, for better chances of qualification, they would also need South Africa to lose to table-toppers India (4 points) on Sunday, October 30. They would also need Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to lose at least one and two matches, respectively.
Pakistan will play their first match of the three remaining games of the Super-12 round against the Netherlands on Sunday, October 30, then vs South Africa on Thursday, November 3, and thereafter against Bangladesh on Sunday, November 6.