Only Sydney Sixers from Group B has made it to the last four of the 2012 Champions League T20. The competition looks tougher in Group A, where many teams have the chance to go through to the semis.
THE CHAMPIONS League T20
is in its mid phase, with some teams putting up a spirited display, while some having off days. As of now, it is the team from Down Under, Sydney Sixers, who have looked the best, as they have not lost a single game in the competition, and are one of the strongest teams in the championship. With 12 points in their kitty, Sydney Sixers have become the first team to reach the semis of the championship. Even if they lose their last match, they are safe.
The Lions from South Africa also look to be comfortable with 8 points on the table. A win against Yorkshire later today will guarantee them a place in the semis with 12 points. If this is the case, then the two IPL
Super Kings and Mumbai
Indians can pack their bags and fly home, as winning their remaining matches would be futile, as CSK who has no points can total a maximum of 8 points and MI with their tally of two points can total upto 10 points. Yorkshire also falls in the same bracket as these IPL teams, if they fail to win against the Lions. But, if Yorkshire defeats Lions, then it could be anyone's game for the single semi-finals spot in Group B.
The competition in group A looks challenging, with the Titans and the Daredevils looking the strongest with eight and six points respectively. Auckland Aces are also not far behind with six points, but they have already played three matches. But, no team can take things for granted - not even the Titans who have won both their matches. If Titans lose both their remaining matches, they could be knocked out of the championship. The same goes for Delhi Daredevils as well. KKR is the only team that has virtually no chance of making it to the semis.
The competition has reached an interesting stage where it could be any one's game. As of now, only Sydney Sixers have made it to the semi-finals of the competition. Three more teams would make it to the semis and put up a challenge for the 2012 Champions League T20.