Which teams are out of the Cricket World Cup and who has qualified for the semi-finals?


THE Cricket World Cup has reached squeaky bum time as teams make a last ditch effort to reach the semi-finals.

England’s place is far from secure after back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia, but which teams’ fates have been sealed already?

Eoin Morgan’s England could fall at the first hurdle if they do not win their remaining two games
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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.

South Africa

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.

Which teams have qualified for the Cricket World Cup semi-finals?


Australia’s victory over England saw them move onto 12 points, meaning Pakistan and Bangladesh are both unable to catch them.

Sri Lanka could still draw level on points with the Aussies, but would still finish below them as a result of having won less games.

What do the remaining teams have to do to qualify for the Cricket World Cup semi-finals?


India’s place in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals is virtually secure.

A win over any of England, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh would guarantee their spot in the last four, while three points will be enough if their win comes against West Indies.

New Zealand

New Zealand need a win against either England or Australia to make absolutely sure of their place. A rained off game or a tie would be enough provided Sri Lanka do not win every game.


England must beat both India and New Zealand to make sure of their semi-final place.


Bangladesh must beat Pakistan and India and hope that England lose one of their matches and Sri Lanka fail to win one of their games.


Pakistan must beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh and then hope England slip up against India or New Zealand and Sri Lanka fail to win one of their games.

Should they win one match they would need to hope England lose both their games.

If both teams finish on the same points, England currently have a far superior run rate.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka must beat South Africa, India and West Indies and hope that England fail to beat one of India or New Zealand.

West Indies

West Indies must beat India, Sri Lanka and South Africa and hope that neither Bangladesh or Pakistan win both their games, England lose both their games and Sri Lanka do not win their other two games.

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