Points system for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
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You might be slightly confused the way in which points are calculated for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. This would give you a clear picture.
- If a team wins then it will be awarded 2 points. If the match ends in a tie or the match is abandoned, then each team would get 1 point each. As always, the losing team doesn't make any gain. There is no bonus point system in this ICC Cricket world cup.
- In case two teams have the same points, then the teams would be decided on the basis of NRR (Net Run Rate).
- Two teams from each of the four groups would qualify for the Super Eight Stage. In the Super Eight Stage, each team would play the other except the team that they faced in the league stage. For example, if Australia and South Africa qualify for the Super Eight from Group A(they would qualify) then Australia would play against the teams qualified from Group B, Group C and Group D. They would not face South Africa as they have already faced them in the league stage. Hence, they would play six matches in the Super Eight Stage. The same is true in case of South Africa also.
- Teams would carry forward the points they have earned in the league matches. For example, if Australia and South Africa qualify for the Super Eight Stage, and Australia beats South Africa in the league stage, then Australia would enter the Super Eight with 2 points and if South Africa beats Australia, then South Africa would enter the Super Eight with 2 points and if the league match between Australia and South Africa ends in a tie or is abandoned, then both the teams would enter the Super Eight with one point each. So it is important for a team to win all its league matches as it may turn decisive in the run up to semi finals
- The top four teams from the Super Eight would qualify for the Semi finals. The points system in the Super Eight Stage is same as in the league stage. In case the points are tied, then the team with the higher NRR would move to the semi finals. Thus if two teams have three wins each in the Super Eight Stage, then the points carried from the league stage would be decisive. For example, lets assume India beats Sri Lanka in the league stage and both of them move to the Super Eight. Assuming both the teams win three matches each in Super Eight, then India would move into the semifinals since India would have 8 points (3 wins in Super Eight + 1 win in league match against Sri Lanka) while Sri Lanka would have only 6 points(3 wins in Super Eight).