The winner of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Super 4 match will face India in the final of the 2023 edition of the tournament.
Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Super 4 match, in what would be a virtual semifinal clash between both sides at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Thursday as the winner will advance to the final to meet India.
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The stage is set, with the Asia Cup 2023 set to find out which platoon will join India in the final of the event. Rohit Sharma‘s men secured two emotional palms– against Pakistan and Sri Lanka– in the Super 4s to bespeak their ticket to the final. Pakistan and Sri Lanka remain the other two contenders while Bangladesh have formerly been knocked out. It’s been an interesting trip for brigades in the Asia Cup, with rain hampering their primary plans. But, what happens if the Super 4 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan also gets washed out?
The Asian Cricket Council had put a reserve day in place for the India vs Pakistan Super 4 match but no similar arrangement is in place for the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match. A 20-over-per-side contest would need to be held on Thursday for the match to find a winner between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Rain has formerly impacted numerous matches in the Asia Cup 2023 and it could be the case with the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 match too as there is rain cast in Colombo on Thursday.
What has to be noted is that in the case of a complete flop, it would be the Sri Lankan platoon that goes through to the final because of a better Net Run Rate in comparison to Pakistan.
At present, Sri Lanka are placed second in the Super 4 points census despite being on the same points (2) as Pakistan. Both the brigades have won one game and lost one game all. But, the magnitude of Pakistan’s results see them sit third with an inferior Net Run Rate in comparison to their Super 4 opponents.
Sri Lanka’s NRR stands at-0.200 while Pakistan’s is at-1.892. Hence Pakistan need the match to be held moment as the only way for them to qualify for the final is by beating the Lankans.
It also has to be noted that no way in the history of the Asia Cup has there been a final between India and Pakistan, arguably the two most fierce rivals in the game.
Thanks to their 100 result in the Super 4 stage, India are through to the title decider and would look to extend their Asia Cup title census (in the ODI format) to 7. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, sit on 5 titles in the 50- over format while Pakistan have won the event doubly. Know More Latest Asia Cup News…