Pakistan’s journey in the ICC World Cup 2023 may have ended prematurely, but the team is slated to receive a substantial sum of over 7.3 crore rupees from the tournament, despite bowing out after securing the fifth position.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had earmarked a total prize pool of 10 million dollars for the World Cup, with specific allocations for match wins and stages within the competition. Pakistan’s performance in the group stage, securing victories in 4 out of 9 matches, earns them a prize of 160,000 dollars for those wins, alongside an additional 100,000 dollars designated for their exit from the group stage.
The team’s efforts culminated with a fifth-place finish, marking the end of their World Cup campaign. Although they missed the opportunity to progress further, the prize money set by the ICC ensures a significant reward for their commendable performance.
While the tournament’s winning team will secure 4 million dollars, the runner-up and losing semi-finalist teams are set to receive substantial prizes of 2 million and 8.8 million dollars, respectively. Despite missing out on the opportunity to vie for these larger amounts, the Pakistani cricket team’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, securing a commendable sum within the total prize allocation.
The precise conversion of these winnings to Pakistani rupees stands at over 7.3 crore rupees, a noteworthy sum that acknowledges the team’s contributions and achievements throughout the World Cup.
Despite the exit from the tournament, the financial acknowledgment stands as a testament to Pakistan’s competitiveness on the global cricket stage, providing a boost in recognition and reward for their efforts in the prestigious ICC event.
In a gripping encounter New Zealand secured a vital five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the 41st match of the ICC World Cup 2023, reshaping the semi-final landscape.
The Black Caps’ triumph has further complicated Pakistan’s already challenging journey to the World Cup semi-final. With a must-win situation against England in Kolkata on November 11, the Green Shirts find themselves in a tight spot, requiring an exceptional performance.
To secure a spot in the semi-final, Pakistan faces a daunting task:
- Batting First: If Pakistan opts to bat first, they must outshine England by a substantial margin of 287 runs.
- Bowling First: Choosing to bowl first, Pakistan needs to chase down the target within 284 balls.
The upcoming clash against England is crucial for Pakistan’s survival in the tournament. With New Zealand holding a net run rate of 0.74, Pakistan must either win by 287 or 288 runs or chase the target within 284 balls to surpass the Kiwis’ net run rate.
However, the scenarios change when Pakistan bats second, with the required deliveries altering based on the runs conceded. To enhance their chances, Pakistan’s optimal strategy is to bat first, amass a formidable score of 400, and restrict England to 112, elevating their net run rate above New Zealand’s.