- England and the West Indies reach the semi-finals from Group 1.
- India and Pakistan move into the semi-finals from Group 2.
- The decisive game between India and New Zealand will be played on October 26th.
Hogg said England and the West Indies would advance to the semi-finals from Group 1. The former player predicts India and Pakistan will advance to the semi-finals from group two. The preliminary round is played in two groups of six. The first two of these groups will advance to the semi-finals. Teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are fighting for the World Cup.
Teams like New Zealand and Afghanistan are also in the group, which also includes India and Pakistan. Hogg says if Pakistan lose to India they are less likely to advance to the semi-finals. The largest clash between India and Pakistan will take place on October 24th. Hogg pointed out that this match will decide who gets promoted from the group.
India will face New Zealand on October 26th. Pakistan plays 31 against New Zealand. These games are crucial for both teams. You have to beat New Zealand to get out of the group. India will enter the World Cup after winning both warm-up games. Virat Kohli leads India to title favorites. Kohli, who is retiring after the World Cup, should show his best performance in the tournament.