Qualifying Teams for Semifinal in BBL 2016-17
Question in detail
Qualifying teams for semifinal in BBL 2016-17: Qualification scenario for the knockout round in the sixth edition of KFC Big Bash League is changing constantly with matches going past. Here's who is where and with how much probability to become the semifinalist of Big Bash League 2016-17.
Though Heat have already qualified for the knockouts, a win in the last game over Renegades can lock them in the top two berths either, thus ensuring a home semi-final for them. However, if Heat loses their last clash, doors to top-two spots will be open to Scorchers and Stars or Sixers who all are all tying up on 8 points at present. But, they will have to win their respective games with a huge margin. So, a win is must for all the teams barring Heat (the first team to qualify for the semi-final) and Strikers (the first team to get eliminated).
Melbourne Renegades' chances to become the semifinalist of BBL 2016-17
Doors to the knockouts are still open to Renegades provided they win their last game against Heat. And also, Sixers, Thunder and Hurricanes lose their remaining matches.
Sydney Thunder's chances to make it to the top four
Not out of the reckoning yet, Thunder would need a lot of results to go in their favor apart from winning their last game against Strikers. A win would be sufficient for them to go through if Renegades, Sixers and Hurricanes lose in their respective last games.
Hobart Hurricanes' chances to qualify for the knockouts
Hurricanes' journey to knockouts hasn't yet come to end. Besides winning their next game, they would require Renegades and Thunder to lose their last matches. Also, they would hope Stars to beat Sixers so they can pip Sixers on Net Run Rate.
Melbourne Stars' chances to be one of qualifying team for semifinals in BBL 2016-17
Melbourne Stars will qualify for the semi-final if they beat Sixers in their last game.
Sydney Sixers' chances to finish as one of top four sides
Like Stars, Sixers are also in a desperate need of winning their last game.
Perth Scorchers' chances to make it to the semi-final
With a win against Hobart Hurricanes, Perth Scorchers will qualify for the semi-final in BBL 2016-17.
Now that Brisbane Heat has qualified for the knockouts, who will be the other three semifinalists of BBL 2017?