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IND vs PAK: What will happen if India vs Pakistan is washed out | T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification Details after IND vs PAK


IND vs PAK: The high-octane India vs Pakistan clash at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is underway at the Nassau County International Stadium in New York, but the rain has played a bit of spoilsport so far. The highly-anticipated fixture was earlier delayed due to rain in New York.

The toss, which was won by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, saw a rain-enforced delay of half an hour. It further got delayed by another 50 minutes after the toss due to heavy downpour.

Nevertheless, the IND vs PAK fixture got underway with Team India batting. Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled the first over of the innings, which saw Rohit Sharma score 8 runs, including a six.

However, the play couldn’t last long as rain again showed up and the players walked off just after the completion of the over. This time over rain picked up and it was uniform as the covers rushed up to the pitch.

The disappointing news is that the teams may start losing overs from here on as there has already been a delay of around one and a half hours. The official confirmation from the umpires and match officials on the same is still awaited.

The good news is that the rain has stopped and the play resumes at 9:30 PM IST.

Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the qualification scenario for India and Pakistan if the fixture is washed out:

IND vs PAK: What will happen if India vs Pakistan is washed out?

This being a group stage fixture, there is no reserve day in place for the India vs Pakistan. If rain continues to play spoilsport till the cutoff time, the two sides will share a point each. However, the chances of the IND vs PAK getting washed out are very minimal according to the weather forecast.

In case it gets washed out, India and Pakistan will get a point each and there will be no change in the effective Net Run Rate.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will also have no effect on the Group A points table. Team India will keep seated in the second spot with 3 points in 2 matches. Pakistan, on the other hand, will be in the 4th place with just a solitary point in 2 matches.

IND vs PAK: What will happen if India vs Pakistan is washed out | T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification Details after IND vs PAK
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 fixture interrupted by rain | Image: ICC/Getty Image

T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification Details after IND vs PAK

Team India won’t feel any pinch of the match getting washed out. The Rohit Sharma-led side will remain in the race and their qualification to the Super 8 will depend on how they perform in their remaining two matches against the USA and Canada.

Pakistan may feel a bit of a pinch though. They have already lost a fixture against the USA and they will be hoping to leave a strong impression in the game against India. However, if the game gets washed out they will have to share the points.

Babar Azam-led side will remain at just a solitary point in two matches. To move up in the Group A Points Table, they will have to emerge winners in their remaining two games against Ireland and Canada.

Interestingly, if Pakistan loses the game against India, they might land themselves in serious trouble. It could result in their elimination from the Super 8s as well.

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