Kinda feels now like we're not even at this WC as it's been so long since we played. Somehow we're still in the top 4 and if anything, our chances of remaining there have strengthened during our absence from the competititon, due to other results. We don't have any entries on the leading run scorers or wicket takers leaderboards now either. Looking forward to hopefully getting some good results in our next three games vs SA, WI and Pakistan, knocking them all out in the process.
That would do exactly that......but in saying that do SA even have a mathematical chance of making it after the start they've had ?
If they still have five games left then I'd say yes?
They have four; NZ, Aus, Pakistan and SL.
If they win all four they would finish with 11 points and should make it, providing one or more of the top four continues on to go 8-1 or 7-2. Their best bet is NZ or England begin to shit the bed and go 1/5 from hereon out.
Also not totally in their hands if NZ/Aus/England/India all begin to drop games to one another in the right sequence the top four cutoff could be 12 or 13. The cut off could be as low as 9 and NZ could qualify by beating Pakistan and losing the remainder of their games providing all other fixtures go with the favourite.