Four teams each still have a chance to make it to the knockout stages in both groups – New Zealand, England, Australia and Sri Lanka in Group 1 and India, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh in Group 2. Final round of matches does not determine only the teams in the last four stages, but also who plays against whom.
The teams entered the tournament with a set of 15 squad squads, in some cases with few standbys, with the aim of getting the best out of them and progressing through the tournament, eventually trying to win the coveted trophy.
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Here, TimesofIndia.com examines how the teams have used their respective squads so far and how their players have performed in the Super 12 stage:
(All stats in this article are updated until the end of the November 3 contest)
The only team with three wins to date in the Super 12, India is on the cusp of booking a spot in the knockout stage of the tournament. The 2007 champions used 12 players in four matches, giving Deepak Hooda one match instead of Axar Patel against South Africa. They usually stick to a set of playing XI – five batters, three all-rounders (Hardik, Ashwin and Axar) and three specialized fast bowlers. It has given India depth in both divisions – batting and bowling.
Virat Kohli – M 4 | me 4 | €220 | HS 82* | Av 220.00 | €144.73 | 19x4s | 7x6s
Suryakumar Yadavi – M 4 | me 4 | €164 | HS 68 | Av 54.66 | SR 180.21 | 19x4s | 4x6s
Arshdeep Singh – M 4 | me 4 | W 9 | BBI 3/32 | Av 14.66 | Econ 8.25 | SR 10.6
Hardik Pandya – M 4 | me 4 | W 6 | BBI 3/30 | Av 16.00 | Econ 8.00 | SR 12.0
Unused players so far: Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper batter), Yuzvendra Chahal (spinner) and Harshal Patel (pacer)
Full squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.
But to secure a spot in the next round, Australia is in a difficult position for the final round of matches as they have an inferior net run rate (NRR) of -0.304 compared to their direct rivals New- Zealand and England. Like the other top teams, the current champions Australia are also sticking to a set playing XI, with 12 players in the tournament so far. They too have a similar balance to India and play with five batters, three all-rounders and three bowlers.
Aaron Vink – M 3 | me 3 | €107 | HS 63 | Av 53.50 | €110.30 | 6x4s | 5x6s
Marcus Stoinis – M 3 | me 3 | €101 | HS 59* | Avg 50.50 | SR 177.19 | 7x4s | 7x6s
Glenn Maxwell – M 3 | me 2 | W 3 | BBI 2/14 | Av 6.33 | Eco 6.00 | SR 6.3
Adam Zampa – M 2 | me 2 | W 3 | BBI 2/19 | Av 19.33 | Eco 7.25 | SR 16.0
Unused players: Cameron Green (all-rounder), Kane Richardson (pacer) and Steven Smith (top-order batter)
Full squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
England remain one of the most formidable sides in the tournament with arguably the most even playing XI. They are still looking for a spot in the semi-finals with a big win against Sri Lanka in their last game on Saturday. They have played against an unchanged team in all their matches so far, with no fewer than five all-rounders. They have tremendous depth in both batting and bowling divisions – batters up to No. 9 and seven bowling options.
Jos Buttler- M 3 | me 3 | €91 | HS 73 | Av 30.33 | €135.82 | 10x4s | 2x6s
Alex Hales- M 3 | me 3 | € 78 | HS 52 | Av 26.00 | € 120.00 | 8x4s | 2x6s
Sam Curran – M 3 | me 3 | W 9 | BBI 5/10 | Av 7.44 | Eco 6.28 | SR 7.1
Mark Wood – M 3 | me 3 | W 6 | BBI 3/34 | Av 13.66 | Eco 7.45 | SR 11.0
Unused players: Chris Jordan (pacer), Phil Salt (wicketkeeper batter), Tymal Mills (pacer) and David Willey (all-rounder)
Full squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Alex Hales.
New Zealand started their campaign at a high level, beating host Australia by a whopping 89 runs. It has kept them in a good position to have the best NRR of 2,233 of the four teams competing for the two places in the Group 1 semi-finals. As seen with other teams, the Kiwis are playing with a fixed bunch of players, with only 12 from the 15-man squad so far. They go with five batters, two all-rounders and four bowlers in the playing XI.
Glenn Philips- M 3 | me 3 | € 178 | HS 104 | Av 59.33 | SR 161.81 | 16x4s | 7x6s
Devon Conway- M 3 | me 3 | € 96 | HS 92* | Av 48.00 | SR 135.21 | 7x4s | 2x6s
Trent Boult – M 3 | me 3 | W 6 | BBI 4/13 | Av 12.83 | Econ 6.41 | SR 12.0
Mitchell Santner – M 3 | me 3 | W 6 | BBI 31-3 | Av 12.83 | Econ 6.41 | SR 12.0
Unused players: Adam Milne (pacer), Martin Guptill (top-order batter) and Michael Bracewell (all-rounder)
Full squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Pakistan have kept their hopes of the semi-final alive with a win against South Africa in their last game, although their fate is still in the game and many other results will be needed. They’ve made more than a few changes to their squad so far, giving 14 players a chance in the tournament, most of them from the top teams. They also usually work with five batters, three all-rounders and three bowlers, a combination that has been favored among the teams so far.
Iftikhar Ahmed – M 4 | me 4 | €113 | HS 51 | Av 37.66 | SR 134.52 | 6x4s | 6x6s
Shan Masood- M 4 | me 4 | €110 | HS 52* | Av 36.66 | SR 107.84 | 8x4s | 0x6s
Shadab Khan – M 4 | me 4 | W 8 | BBI 22-3 | Av 10.25 | Econ 5.85 | SR 10.5
Mohammed Wasim – M 3 | me 3 | W 7 | BBI 4/24 | Av 7.42 | Econ 5.77 | SR 7.7
Unused players: Khushdil Shah (middle-order batter) and Mohammad Hasnain (pacer)
Full squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman (replaced by Mohammad Haris), Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood.