Rain has affected many matches in Colombo throughout Asia Cup 2023© AFP
The stage is ready, with the Asia Cup 2023 set to search out out which workforce will be a part of India within the last of the event. Rohit Sharma‘s males secured two spectacular victories — in opposition to Pakistan and Sri Lanka — within the Tremendous 4s to guide their ticket to the ultimate. Pakistan and Sri Lanka stay the opposite two contenders whereas Bangladesh have already been knocked out. It has been an intriguing journey for groups within the Asia Cup, with rain hampering their preliminary plans. However, what occurs if the Tremendous 4 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan additionally will get washed out?
Is there a reserve day in place?
The Asian Cricket Council had put a reserve day in place for the India vs Pakistan Tremendous 4 match however no such association is in place for the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match. A 20-over-per-side contest would should be held on Thursday for the match to discover a winner between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
What occurs if rain washes out play?
Rain has already impacted many matches within the Asia Cup 2023 and it could possibly be the case with the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Tremendous 4 match too as there’s rain forecast in Colombo on Thursday.
What needs to be famous is that within the case of an entire washout, it could be the Sri Lankan workforce that goes by to the ultimate due to a greater Internet Run Price compared to Pakistan.
At current, Sri Lanka are positioned second within the Tremendous 4 factors tally regardless of being on the identical factors (2) as Pakistan. Each the groups have gained one sport and misplaced one sport apiece. However, the magnitude of Pakistan’s outcomes see them sit third with an inferior Internet Run Price compared to their Tremendous 4 opponents.
Sri Lanka’s NRR stands at -0.200 whereas Pakistan’s is at -1.892. Therefore Pakistan want the match to be held as we speak as the one means for them to qualify for the ultimate is by beating the Lankans.
It additionally needs to be famous that by no means within the historical past of the Asia Cup has there been a last between India and Pakistan, arguably the 2 most fierce rivals within the sport.
Due to their 100% end result within the Tremendous 4 stage, India are by to the title decider and would look to increase their Asia Cup title tally (within the ODI format) to 7. Sri Lanka, in the meantime, sit on 5 titles within the 50-over format whereas Pakistan have gained the event twice.
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