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ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: Meet the Semi-Finalists

The ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 group stage came to an end with a match between India and South Africa on Sunday (March 27). The Indian team’s final match on the group stage was a must-win contest against the Proteas Women’s team. However, they lost and were knocked out of the competition. England also qualified for the semi-finals after defeating Bangladesh by 100 runs in the first match on Sunday. The women’s team of Bangladesh finished second from the bottom in the points standings. Let’s look at the semi-final lineups and fixtures of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Semi-Finalists of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

The top four teams from the group stage points table have advanced to the semifinals. Let’s see who made it to the semifinals of the competition.

Australia (First)

Australia is the tournament’s only undefeated team. They won all seven of their games and finished first in the group stage with 14 points.

Australia’s Group Phase results

South Africa (Second)

The performance of the South African Women’s team in the ongoing event has been exceptional. They won five games, lost one to Australia, and had no results against the West Indies due to inclement weather. South Africa finished second in the group stage points standings.

England (Third)

England made a horrible start to the tournament, losing three games in a row against Australia, the West Indies, and South Africa. Like a big team, the England Women’s side made a fantastic recovery later in the group stage. They finished third in the group phase points standings, overcoming India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

West Indies (Fourth)

The West Indies got off to a strong start in the tournament, winning their first two games against New Zealand and England, respectively. However, they lost momentum later in the first phase and had to wait until the final match of the group stage to qualify for the semifinals. The West Indies have advanced to the last four by finishing fourth in the standings with seven points.

Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Semi-Final Fixtures

Table-topper Australia will face fourth-placed West Indies in the first semifinal, while second-placed South Africa will face third-placed England in the second semifinal.

Bottom Line

There were no major upsets in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 group stage, but there were some exciting games in this phase. Among the Asian teams, the Indian women’s team was expected to get to the semi-finals of the competition. However, they fell short of expectations in the main event and had to settle for fifth place in the points standings. England had a slow start to the competition, but the team has gained momentum as the tournament progressed.

The hosts New Zealand were the biggest disappointment, finishing sixth in the standings. Besides, both Bangladesh and Pakistan had several solid performances during the tournament, but they ended seventh and eighth in the points standings, respectively. In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 semifinals, Australia are the heavy favourites in the first match against the West Indies. Oppositely, the second semi-final encounter against South Africa and England promises to be thrilling.

Source: United News of Bangladesh