- England and the West Indies will advance to the Group One semi-finals.
- India and Pakistan will advance to the Group Two semi-finals.
- The crucial game between India and New Zealand will be played on October 26.
Hogg said England and the West Indies would advance to the semifinals from Group One. The former player predicts that India and Pakistan will reach the semifinals of Group Two. The preliminary competition will be played in two groups of six. The top two finishers from these groups will advance to the semifinals. Teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa fight for the World Cup.
Teams like New Zealand and Afghanistan are also in the group, which includes India and Pakistan. Hogg says that if Pakistan loses to India, they are less likely to advance to the semifinals. The biggest confrontation between India and Pakistan will be on October 24. Hogg noted that this match will decide who will advance from the group.
India will face New Zealand on October 26. Pakistan will play 31 against New Zealand. These matches are crucial for both teams. They need to beat New Zealand to advance out of the group. India will enter the World Cup after winning the two preparation matches. Virat Kohli leads India to the title favorites. Kohli, who is retiring after the World Cup, is expected to put on his best performance at the tournament.
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