Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: If the match is canceled due to rain then which team will reach the final?

at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday Pakistan And Sri Lanka The match is to be played between. Whichever team wins this match, it will face India in the final match on Sunday. But if the match is canceled due to rain then Pakistan will suffer a big loss. Pakistan will be out of Asia Cup 2023. Sri Lanka will enter the final on the basis of better net run rate.

Toss delayed due to rain

The toss for the Asia Cup Super Four match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka could not take place till 4 pm amid heavy rain on Thursday. While announcing the cut off time, the umpires said that the cut in overs will start after 4:30 pm. At the same time, the match of at least 20-20 overs will be played only when the match starts by 9:02 pm. If the game does not start by 9 pm, the match will be cancelled.

Are there any reserved days?

The Asian Cricket Council had kept a reserved day for the India vs Pakistan Super 4 match, but there is no such arrangement for the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match. Efforts are also being made to organize a 20 overs per side competition to find a winner between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Thursday. If this does not happen, the match will be canceled and one point each will be distributed between the two teams.

What happens if the game is canceled due to rain?

Rain has already affected several matches in the Asia Cup 2023 and the same could happen in the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 match as it rained in Colombo on Thursday. The thing to note is that in case of a complete washout, only the Sri Lankan team will reach the final due to better net run rate than Pakistan.

points of both teams

Currently, Sri Lanka is placed second in the Super 4 points table despite having the same number of points (2) as Pakistan. Both the teams have won one game each and lost one game each. But, Pakistan had lost its last match to India by a huge margin of runs, due to which their net run rate is worse than that of Sri Lanka. In such a situation, even if one point is distributed today, Sri Lanka will be the second team in the Super Four and will be a contender to play the final against India.

Net run rate of both teams

Sri Lanka’s NRR (Net Run Rate) is -0.200, while Pakistan’s NRR (Net Run Rate) is -1.892. Therefore Pakistan needs to win in today’s match. Pakistan will be able to reach the final only after winning this match. Pakistan must be praying for the match to happen somehow. Apart from this, India will also have its eyes on this match. After the second finalist is revealed today, India will make its strategy for the final accordingly.

There was never a final between India and Pakistan

It should also be noted that in the history of Asia Cup, there has never been a final between India and Pakistan. Both the countries are each other’s staunchest rivals. India has won the ODI Asia Cup the maximum number of times till now. India has six ODI Asia Cup titles to its name. India will make every effort to increase it to seven. Sri Lanka has won this title five times in ODIs. At the same time, Pakistan has two titles to its name.

entire team of pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Zaman Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Nawaz, Saud Shakeel, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Haris.

Sri Lanka’s entire team

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Velelage, Mahish Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Mathisha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Binura Fernando, Kusal Perera

entire team of india

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Prasidh Krishna , Tilak Verma, Shardul Thakur.