Will Ireland help Pakistan advance to Super 8 of T20 World Cup 2024?

Ireland must win match against USA today so Pakistan get a chance to advance to Super 8 in T20 World Cup

By Faizan Lakhani
June 14, 2024
Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam and Pakistan´s Mohammad Rizwan run between the wickets during the ICC men´s Twenty20 World Cup 2024 group A cricket match between Pakistan and Canada at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow, New York on June 11, 2024.— AFP

Pakistan's fate in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 hinges on today's match between Ireland and the USA to be played at the Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida.

The weather forecast in Florida is promising as there is only a 20% chance of rain during the game. The probability of rain will rise to 30% at noon today as the match is scheduled to be played at 10:30 am local time today.

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For Pakistan to advance to the next stage, Ireland must win this match. A washout would eliminate Pakistan from the Super 8 race. However, the likelihood of a washout has diminished given the current weather conditions.

A minimum of five overs must be played in each innings to ensure that the match is conclusive. Additionally, there is an allowance of 90 additional minutes to accommodate any weather-related delays.

Meantime, the Pakistan squad is set to play their final group match with Ireland’s team on Sunday, June 16, at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill.

As the teams are struggling to gain a spot in the Super Eight stage, the final three matches of Group A will be hosted in Florida which has seen bad weather conditions, including flooding, this week.

The first Group A match is between Ireland and the USA being played today. The second match is scheduled for June 15 between India and Canada with the last one to be played between Pakistan and Ireland on June 16.

From Group A, India have qualified for the next stage of the tournament, however, both Pakistan and the USA are struggling for their spot for the same stage.

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