Two places up for grabs as end of group stage approaches


Teams: India (Q), USA (Q), Pakistan (E), Canada (E), Ireland (E)

INDIA (6 points | 1,137 NRR)

Qualified | Three wins in three matches mean India qualify for the Super Eight stage at a relative gallop. The progression to the Super Eight was not easy for Rohit Sharma's side, who were made to work hard by both Pakistan and USA in low-scoring thrillers in New York. But the world's top-ranked T20I team can now expect different kinds of challenges ahead as the tournament progresses.

UNITED STATES (5 points | 0.127 NRR)

Qualified | What a story the United States has been so far. An opening win over Canada and that stunning victory over Pakistan put the co-hosts in an ideal position to secure a surprise Super Eight qualifier, and elimination against Ireland at Lauderhill confirmed their place in the Super Eight stage. It's hard to understate what a feat this is for a team ranked 17th in the world and with virtually no major tournament experience.

PAKISTAN (2 points | 0.191 NRR)

Eliminated | For every hard-fought winner and underdog, there is a loser who suffers the consequences – and that has been the reality for Pakistan in this tournament. With two losses to start their campaign, the Asian powerhouse fought back with a victory against Canada, but they needed help from other teams and the weather, and they couldn't get it. USA's elimination against Ireland means Pakistan cannot usurp the Americans, even if they beat the Irish on Sunday in Florida.

CANADA (2 points | –0.493 NRR)

Eliminated | The Canadians fought back from a loss to the United States in the tournament opener with a 12-point victory over Ireland. But Tuesday's loss to Pakistan and results elsewhere mean Canada can no longer reach the Super Eight stage, even if they were to upset the world's top-ranked T20I team in their final group match.

IRELAND (1 points | –1,712 NRR)

Eliminated | Elimination at Lauderhill against the United States condemned Ireland to a fate that seemed determined from the moment they lost their second group match, against Canada, in New York. Sunday's final match against Pakistan gives them the opportunity to take some positives from a tournament that has been a big disappointment for a team hoping to qualify for the Super Eight.

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