It has been an exciting tournament between the top cricketing nations. The associates would take enough learning from this fixtures to grow in international cricket and are expected to perform better in the next ICC event. The West Indies and Bangladesh team could not perform well and took the 4th position and 5th position in the Group 1 respectively. While Sri Lanka was average in their performance and will be satisfied with their approach with relatively younger team.
The South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has claimed a hat-trick in the final fixture of the Group 1 against England. The England team needed 14 runs off 6 balls, and had enough wickets with firepower in the middle order. But, the fast bowler was impressive enough to contain runs and help the team to secure victory by 10 runs. In this pursuit, he dismissed Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, and Chris Jordan.
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The South Africa ended the tournament on a high with a 10 run victory, but failed to qualify for the semifinals due to the lower net run rate than the Australian team.
The league stages of ICC T20 World Cup are nearly completed, with the 3 teams already being qualified for the semifinals. All the Group 1 matches have been completed, with England and Australia as their top 2 teams with 4 wins and a better net run rate.
The major issue with England team will be injury concerns of their players. In the league fixture against South Africa, Jason Roy injured himself and is said to be unavailable for rest of the matches. With the bowler Tymal Mills also being out of the tournament, they have to include players who have been not part of the league matches and will have to adapt quickly to the surface in the semis.
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