With a win over Sri Lanka Australia qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015

With a win over Sri Lanka Australia qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015

With a win over Sri Lanka Australia qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015: The round robin stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is entering the most important stage with all the teams having already played 4 games out of 6. It is time now that we know the top 8 teams which have performed better than the rest won enough matches to qualify for the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

One team from each pool, India from Pool A and New Zealand from Pool B have already qualified for the knock-out stage with 4 consecutive wins in as many matches. Today in the Pool B match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) co-hosts Australia beat Sri Lanka comprehensively by 64 runs and with this Australia is now the third team to qualify.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) updated the points table and also released the press statement to announce the same:

As a result of its win over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Sunday, Australia has now qualified for the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

As previously announced, Australia will play its quarter-final in Adelaide on Friday 20 March with its opponent to be determined the respective finishing positions in Pool B.

Earlier this week, New Zealand and India qualified for the quarter-final stage. New Zealand will play its quarter-final in Wellington on Saturday, 21 March, against an opponent still to be determined, while India’s venue is yet to be confirmed, and will depend on their Pool A opponent.

Quarter-final matches:

Quarter-final 1 – A1 v B4

Quarter-final 2 – A2 v B3

Quarter-final 3 – A3 v B2

Quarter-final 4 – A4 v B1

*A1 means the side that tops Pool A, while B4 means the side that finishes fourth in Pool B

Quarter-final dates and venues:

Wednesday, 18 March – SCG, Sydney

Thursday, 19 March – MCG, Melbourne

Friday, 20 March – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Saturday, 21 March – Wellington Stadium, Wellington