A light show was arranged in the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The theme of the show was to promote the ODI World Cup 2023 with a light show. In the evening time, there was a light show, which was beautiful to watch. In the theme, the images of captains of the teams that are currently in the top 4 of the points table were revealed.
It caught the attention of the fans online. The theme had the images of Pat Cummins, Temba Bavuma, Rohit Sharma, and Kane Williamson. These are the captains of the team that is currently in the top 4 of the points table. India has topped the table. South Africa has finished the group stage with 7 wins under their belt. Australia and New Zealand are currently in the third and fourth spots in the points table.
Australia has 6 wins in their 8 games in the tournament so far. In their last match, Australia is taking on Bangladesh, which is a must-win game for the Asian side to qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025. New Zealand has finished the group stage with a win over Sri Lanka. The game helped them to boost their net run rate in a big way to put more pressure on Pakistan.
Can Pakistan spring a surprise?
While the above-mentioned teams are in contention for a spot in the semifinal, there is another team in contention. India, Australia, and South Africa have all qualified for the knockouts. New Zealand and Pakistan are fighting for the last spot. Pakistan is in a must-win situation to enter the semifinal stage of the tournament. A huge win is a necessity for Pakistan.
Given the huge difference in the net run rates of Pakistan (0.04) and New Zealand (0.74), the 1992 champions are expected to beat England by a huge margin. If they bat first, Pakistan must post a huge total on the board and beat England by 287 or more runs. If Pakistan decides to chase down the target, they must reduce England to a low total and chase them down within 2.4 overs.
Here's how the fans reacted to the theme:
Even icc declared NZ as 4th semi finalists— Pranav Singh (@ImPranav7306) November 10, 2023
But pak believes they will qualify 😅😂😂
But Pakis says they are still alive😂🤣— Manu (@virat_facts) November 10, 2023
India is best country to host cricket events— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) November 10, 2023
Baki 3 team ko IPl me ghussa k world cup bhi leke jaengy india waly😂😂😂— Noshad Baloch 🇵🇰 (@MugheriNoshad) November 10, 2023
If Pakistan qualify to semi in dream so Poster update,🤓🤓— 🇮🇳ÆTHÎYÂ (@athiya_2) November 10, 2023
Jeetega bhyi jeetega— Secular Chad (@SachabhartiyaRW) November 10, 2023
India vs New Zealand semifinal. What could go wrong?— Venkatesh Koka (@venkatesh_koka) November 10, 2023
Seriously I'm confident of our bowling this time around pic.twitter.com/AeKwKu1Erf
Markram should replace Bavuma— Aman (@CricketSatire) November 10, 2023
World Cup fever at the Gateway of India featuring Fakhar Zaman & Haris Rauf pic.twitter.com/0T1GDyDH5u— Psycho ツ (@PsychoO_Says) November 10, 2023
Looks beautiful— Asif Ali (@AsifAli83276563) November 10, 2023