EXPLAINED – How Can Australia Qualify For T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals

Australia, who have been dominating the cricket world for the last two years, is among the favorites to win the ongoing t20 World Cup 2024. However, they were handed a shocking defeat by Afghanistan in their Super 8 game on June 23.

Cricket fans worldwide witnessed the biggest upset of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 as the mighty Australians were defeated by the Afghanistan cricket team in a thrilling clash on Saturday, June 22nd. Afghanistan outperformed Australia by 21 runs at Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St Vincent in the 48th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Australia, who have been dominating the cricket world for the last two years, is among the favorites to win the ongoing t20 World Cup 2024. However, they were handed a shocking defeat by Afghanistan in their Super 8 game on June 23.

EXPLAINED - How Can Australia Qualify For T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals

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After this defeat against the Afghanistan players, the Mitchell Marsh-led team now fears elimination from the tournament.

How Australia Can Qualify for the T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final?

The Australian cricket team has two crucial games to look out for. The much-awaited match against the Indian cricket team will be a crucial one for the Australians.

The match is scheduled to take place at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia. The Australian cricket team has to win this clash at any cost. This will also be a perfect chance for India to avenge their ODI World Cup 2023 defeat.

However, winning the game against Afghanistan to grab a place in the semi-finals. Australia should also defeat their next clash in the T20 World Cup 2024. The Rashid Khan-led side will clash with Bangladesh on Monday, June 24 at Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown.

EXPLAINED - How Can Australia Qualify For T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals

Even if Australia lose their last game of the tournament by a narrow margin, they will be in the race for the semi-final qualification. But there are chances that India and Afghanistan might ruin the party for Australia in the ongoing marquee tournament.

India vs Australia squads

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis.

India vs Australia Predicted XI:

India predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia predicted XI: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.