he 2017 Champions Trophy has entered its crucial phase as four out of the eight teams are in with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. England and Bangladesh have already qualified from Group A. World Champions Australia and New Zeland are unlucky to face the exit door as rain played a crucial role in them getting knocked out. Let us take a look at how the things stand after the second round of matches in Group B and what the teams need to do to qualify for the semis.
After the last two matches that saw Pakistan and Sri Lanka beating South Africa and India respectively, Group B has become wide open. In simple words, both the remaining matches in this group are virtual knockouts and there are chances that either the tournament favourites India or the World no. 1 side South Africa could not make it to the semis.
Let us take a look at the Group B points table after the first two rounds and their final round schedule:
|June 11||India vs South Africa||The Oval||10:30 AM local / 3 PM IST|
|June 12||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Cardiff||10:30 AM local / 3 PM IST|
If the points are equal, the team with more wins will go through.
If they are still equal, equation goes down to NRR comparison.
If still equal, the team with higher seeding goes through