Pakistan's T20 World Cup 2024 hopes could be dashed by rain in Florida

Four matches are scheduled in Central Broward Park

June 11, 2024
A view of Central Broward Park Stadium. - AFP

NEW YORK: The T20 World Cup 2024 matches at Central Broward Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, are at risk of being affected by rain.

The forecast predicts heavy rainfall in Lauderdill over the next few days where four matches are scheduled.

If the rain persists, it could dampen the hopes of the Pakistan, particularly in the match between the USA and Ireland on June 14th, where there's a 91% chance of rain.

To keep Pakistan's hopes alive, Ireland must win this match. If the match is washed out, Pakistan will be out of contention for the Super 8 run since the USA will get one point and will make it five points which is enough to secure qualification.

Additionally, there's a 47% chance of rain in the scheduled match between Pakistan and Ireland on June 16th.

It must be noted that with two losses in three matches, the path to the Super 8 is difficult for Babar Azam and Co. but achievable.

With one more match to play, here is how Pakistan can qualify for the T20 World Cup Super 8 round while keeping in mind other results.

June 12: USA vs India — India win

June 14: USA vs Ireland: — Ireland win

June 15: Canada vs India — India win

June 16: Ireland vs Pakistan — Pakistan win

If all the results go according to the above-mentioned scenario, Pakistan will have four points from four matches, while India will have eight. The USA will finish their group-stage campaign with the same points as Pakistan while Canada and Ireland will have two points each.

In the above-mentioned scenario, India will directly qualify for the Super Eight while the USA and Pakistan will have four points. In that case, Net Run Rate (NRR) will come into play. The Green Shirts need to register a big-margin victory against Ireland and also hope the USA lose to India and Ireland with considerable margins.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.