THE Cricket World Cup has reached squeaky bum time with Pakistan turning up the heat on England for a semi-final spot.
England’s fate remains in their hands after victory over India, but which nations’ fates have been sealed already?
2 Chris Gayle and the West Indies were eliminated after their loss to IndiaCredit: AP:Associated Press
Which teams are out of the Cricket World Cup?
The first team to go home – Afghanistan have yet to win a single match, although they did push India to within 12 runs.
The Proteas will not be progressing any further in this Cricket World Cup after a dreadful campaign, with their only points coming via a win against whipping boys Afghanistan and a rained off game against West Indies.
West Indies started brilliantly by crushing Pakistan in their opening match, but they haven’t won since and a 125-run loss to India means they’ll be going home.
England’s win over India means Sri Lanka are out of the tournament.
While they could draw level with Eoin Morgan’s side on points, England would still progress by virtue of winning more games.
Which teams have qualified for the Cricket World Cup semi-finals?
Australia’s victory over England saw them become the first team to make the semi-finals.
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What do the remaining teams have to do to qualify for the Cricket World Cup semi-finals?
India need to simply avoid defeat in one of their last two matches to qualify.
Even if they lose to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it is highly likely they will progress as they currently have a far superior run rate to Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Black Caps will go through if they avoid defeat against England.
They will also progress if Pakistan fail to beat Bangladesh and Bangladesh fail beat India.
As things stand, they are also likely to go through ahead of Pakistan on net run rate should the teams finish level on points.
England must beat New Zealand to make sure of their semi-final place.
They will also qualify if Pakistan fail to beat Bangladesh and Bangladesh fail to beat India.
Pakistan must beat Bangladesh and then hope England lose to New Zealand.
Should England win, they could finish level on points, but would almost certainly be eliminated due to their poor run rate.
Bangladesh must beat Pakistan and India and hope that England lose to New Zealand.
The Bangladeshis can also finish level on points with New Zealand, but like Pakistan are likely to go out on net run rate.
Cricket World Cup table