- England and the West Indies will advance to the semi-finals from Group One.
- India and Pakistan will advance to the semifinals from Group Two.
- The crucial match between India and New Zealand will be played on October 26.
Hogg said England and the West Indies would advance to the semi-finals from Group One. The former player predicts that India and Pakistan will reach the semis from Group Two. The preliminary competition will be played in two groups of six. The top two finishers from these groups will advance to the semis. Teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are battling it out for the World Cup.
Teams such as New Zealand and Afghanistan are also in the group, which includes India and Pakistan. Hogg says if Pakistan loses to India, they are less likely to advance to the semis. The biggest clash between India and Pakistan will be on October 24. Hogg pointed out that this match will decide who will advance from the group.
India will take on 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 from the group. India will enter the World Cup after winning both the warm-up matches. Virat Kohli leads India to the title favorites. Kohli, who is stepping down after the World Cup, is expected to put out his best performance in the tournament.
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