0in 0pt">England’s fighting win over the West Indies in Chennai on Thursday has rattled both India and Bangladesh. A West Indies win would have knocked England out and ensured that India and Bangladesh, along with West Indies and Group B leaders South Africa, went through.
However, Thursday’s result has left Group B wide open. Bangladesh, who play South Africa in Mirpur on Saturday, need to pull off an unthinkable win. If they lose, their hopes will hinge on India defeating the West Indies in their last league game in Chennai on Sunday.
In such a scenario, Bangladesh and West Indies will finish with same number of points (6) and the team with better net run rate will qualify. So complicated is the group that India can lose to the Caribbeans and still make it. Champions Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are through to the quarters in Group A.