India survived a scare against Afghanistan ate Southampton and beat them by 11 runs on Saturday. This means that India moved to third in the points table, while Afghanistan are last in the points table with no wins. In the other match of the New Zealand and Kane Williamson survived a massive scare and just about crossed the line by five runs against the West Indies.
With this win New Zealand move upto to the top of the points table with 11 points after 6 games, while West Indies are seventh with three points from 6 games.
Here is how the Cricket World Cup points table currently stands:
The top four teams in the ICC World Cup points table by the end of the group stages will then take part in the semi-final, with the winners playing the final.
The ICC World Cup 2019 points table will be decided on the basis of the teams which have the most points in descending order. Teams will be given two points for a win, one point for a tie/NR (except the semi-finals and final which will be decided by a super over in case of a tie), and no points for a loss.
The 2019 tournament consists of 10 participating teams, out of which two sides — West Indies and Afghanistan — made the cut through World Cup qualifiers in 2018. England made the cut as the host nation.
As far as the tournament prize money is concerned, the winner of the 2019 World Cup will be awarded four million dollars (INR 28.04 crore), the highest prize money to date. Australia received 3,975,000 dollars when they won the 2015 World Cup on their home soil.
Apart from the winner, the runners-up will be given two million dollars (INR 14.02 crore), while the losing semi-finalists are assured of 0.80 million dollars (INR 5.60 crore) each.