New Zealand v West Indies

The West Indies have qualified for the Super Eights of the 2024 T20 World Cup, but the four other teams of Group C are still in contention.

A win over New Zealand helped the West Indies qualify for the Super Eights, but only one out of the four other teams of Group C – Afghanistan, New Zealand, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea – can make it. With six matches out of the way, this is how the teams stand.

Group C, T20 World Cup 2024 standings after five games
Team Matches Won  Lost No result Points W
West Indies 3 3 0 0 4 +2.596
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 4 +5.225
Uganda 3 1 2 0 2 -4.217
Papua New Guinea 2 0 2 0 0 -0.434
New Zealand 2 0 2 0 0 -2.425

Matches left in Group C:

Afghanistan v Papua New Guinea, Tarouba, June 14
New Zealand v Uganda, Tarouba, June 15
New Zealand v Papua New Guinea, Tarouba, June 17
West Indies v Afghanistan, Gros Islet, June 18

Read: What does England need to qualify for the Super Eights? 

Qualification scenario – Afghanistan

First things first. Afghanistan have four points, and the best the other teams can hope is to draw level on points and surpass Afghanistan on net run rate. However, Afghanistan’s net run rate is so big that it is improbable for any side to do so, but not impossible.

Qualification scenario – Uganda

Beat New Zealand by a margin so big that Uganda’s net run rate surpasses Afghanistan’s (right now, Afghanistan are +9.442 ahead). There is also the small matter of Papua New Guinea catching up.

Qualification scenario – Papua New Guinea

Beat both Afghanistan and New Zealand by huge margins (especially Afghanistan) and hope to top the four-point bracket in net run rate.

Qualification scenario – New Zealand

The Afghanistan and West Indies matches are out of their way, but New Zealand are bottom of the pile. They need to beat Uganda and Papua New Guinea by enormous margins and, as mentioned, hope Afghanistan lose their matches by margins just as big. 

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