Over a billion plus cricket lovers in the sub-continent will be waiting with bated breath this weekend as India and Bangladesh find out whether they will seal their quarterfinal berths at the World Cup.
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.