Let’s take a look at the current ODI World Cup points standings and semi-probabilities of each team.
1. South Africa
South Africa won five of the six matches they played. The net run rate of the team is +2.032. If the team can win at least two of the last three games, they can secure semi-final qualification. Even if they win in two games, they may be able to reach the semi-finals depending on the results of other matches.
India currently have 10 points after winning five out of five games. The team’s net run rate is +1.353. India, who are second on the points table, can secure their semi-final qualification if they win two more games.
3. New Zealand
Kiwis have also won four out of five matches played. The team’s net run rate with eight points is +1.481. If they win three more games, they can secure the semis. Even if they win two games, there is a possibility of semis.
Five-time world champions Australia have won three of the five matches they have played so far. The team’s net run rate is +1.142. The team has six points. If they can win the next four games, Australia may be able to reach the semi-finals regardless of the results of other matches.
5. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won two out of five games. The net run rate is -0.205. All the next matches are crucial for the team.
Pakistan started the World Cup in good form and then fell into bad form. They currently have four points from six games. The net run rate is -0.387.
Afghanistan is the team that has pulled off two coups in this World Cup. Their net run rate is -0.969 after winning two out of five matches. If they can win their last four games then they are likely to reach the semi-finals.
Bangladesh managed to win only one out of five games. They are currently eighth in the points table. Net Run Rate -0.1253 The team is almost certain not to reach the semis this time.
England, who came with the reputation of being the current champions, showed a miserable performance this time. They lost four of the five matches they played. The net run rate is -1.634. England will reach the semi-finals only if miracles happen.
10. The Netherlands
The Netherlands have also won only one of their five games. Their net run rate of just two points is -1.902.
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