As the Champions Trophy is at half-way stage, Chetan Narula, who is in Birmingham discusses the possible scenarios needed for the teams to qualify to the semi-finals for Cricket World TV.
Chetan, who was outside the Edgbaston stadium that is hosting the game between Pakistan and South Africa (at the time of the video) said he was surprised by the comeback made by Sarfraz Ahmed's team considering the drubbing they got against India in the opening game.
Speaking about the situation in Group A where rain has been an influential factor, the battle for the second position will be decided by the final round of matches that has three teams in contention.
England with two wins in as many games has booked a semi-final berth while Australia with two washouts (two points) control their own destiny and will need a win against Eoin Morgan's men to make it to the next round. New Zealand and Bangladesh have a point apiece and will meet each other in their final group game.
A win for either team will take their tally to three points and if England manage to beat Australia, then either New Zealand or Bangladesh will make it to the semi-final encounter.
Group B which is wide open will see defending champions India taking on Sri Lanka next. A win for India can make them qualify to the knock out stage while Angelo Mathews' men are in a must win situation after losing the opening game to South Africa.
2. Australia / New Zealand / Bangladesh (all three in contentions)
No team has yet made it to the semi-final. India and South Africa with superior net-run-rates might need a win from two games while Sri Lanka and Pakistan must win their remaining games at good rate.
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