In the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup in India, Pakistan has to play its next match against New Zealand on Saturday, a do-or-die match for the green shirts.
According to the points table, South Africa, India, and Australia seem to be in a better position to reach the semi-finals, while Pakistan and New Zealand may face tough competition for the fourth spot.
Pakistan and New Zealand have yet to play their remaining two matches in the World Cup.
Pakistan will play their last match against England while New Zealand will play their last match against Sri Lanka. Pakistan need to win their remaining two matches to reach the semi-finals, while New Zealand will end the group stage with eight points if they lose both their remaining matches.
To beat New Zealand's NRR, Pakistan need to win by approximately 83 runs or chase in approximately 35 overs against New Zealand. But both teams will have one more game after that so there could be a new NRR scenario in the last group match.— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 1, 2023
Pakistan can qualify for the knockout stage with 10 points if they defeat their next two opponents.
Pakistan must win against New Zealand by a good margin in Saturday’s match in Bangalore, an 83-run win or chasing down the given target in 35 or fewer overs will take Pakistan above New Zealand.