The Bangladesh team returned home at night after the failed World Cup mission in India. The Tigers have won just two matches in the competition. After the failed World Cup, Shakib’s team now only aims to get a chance to play the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy. And so Bangladesh, which is ranked eighth in the World Cup, has to look at India’s victory. Because the Tigers will qualify for the Champions Trophy if the hosts win against the Netherlands today.
India will face the Netherlands in the final match of the round robin league at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday (November 12). The match will start at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time.
India secured the semi-final from the top of the points table by winning 8 matches in a row. On the other hand, the Dutch are at the bottom of the points table with two wins. But this match is more important for Bangladesh. Because Bangladesh will get a place in the Champions Trophy if the Netherlands loses to the host India. And somehow, if Rohit Sharma loses, the Dutch will make Bangladesh cry and make it to the Champions Trophy.
It is very difficult for the Dutch to win against India in the batting paradise of Bengaluru. Moreover, the hosts are unbeaten in 8 matches so far in the competition. So India will not want to break their winning streak. In this World Cup to lose everything, Bangladesh can get the opportunity to play the Champions Trophy. And Tigers will only be able to play in the 2025 ICC event if they stay in the top eight.
Although Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have equal four points in 9 matches in the World Cup, the Tigers are number 8 in net run rate. The Dutch are also 10th in the table with two straight wins. Bangladesh’s net run rate in the competition is -1.087. On the other hand, the run rates of Sri Lanka and Netherlands are -1.419 and -1.635 respectively. Therefore, if the Dutch lose to India today, Bangladesh will enter the Champions Trophy from the top eight of the best points table.
If the Dutch can defeat India in the current tournament, they will move up to the eighth position with 6 points. In addition, even if the match was abandoned due to rain, the Netherlands will qualify for the Champions Trophy with one point.