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T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs Ireland Match In Florida Faces Weather Threat- What It Means For Pakistan?

At the T20 World Cup 2024, India stands as the sole qualifier from Group A for the Super Eight stage. The spotlight now shifts to co-hosts USA, who are set to clash with Ireland at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida, on Friday. However, the weather might play spoilsport with […]

T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs Ireland Match In Florida Faces Weather Threat- What It Means For Pakistan?
T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs Ireland Match In Florida Faces Weather Threat- What It Means For Pakistan?

At the T20 World Cup 2024, India stands as the sole qualifier from Group A for the Super Eight stage. The spotlight now shifts to co-hosts USA, who are set to clash with Ireland at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida, on Friday. However, the weather might play spoilsport with forecasts indicating a significant chance of rain and thunderstorms washing out the USA vs Ireland match.

Recent weather patterns have prompted a flood emergency declaration in Florida, with relentless rainfall affecting the area throughout the week. Although Thursday saw a brief respite from rain until evening, Friday’s forecast suggests a return of tropical thunderstorms and showers. According to accuweather.com, there is a staggering 99% chance of rain and a 59% likelihood of thunderstorms. The forecast warns of “a couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm; cloudy and humid; additional rain can lead to flooding problems,” with potential thunderstorms expected between 11 am and 2 pm local time.

If the USA vs Ireland match is washed out, it would mark the third rain-affected game in the tournament, following the washouts of the England vs Scotland match on June 4 and the Sri Lanka vs Nepal game on June 11, the latter also scheduled in Florida. In such an event, the USA, currently second in Group A with four points from three matches, would advance to the Super Eight, having secured victories against Canada and Pakistan.

The implications for Pakistan are dire. With losses to the USA and India but a win over Canada, Pakistan’s hopes hinge on Ireland defeating the USA. If Friday’s match proceeds and Ireland triumphs, Pakistan must then defeat Ireland on Sunday to secure their spot in the Super Eight. Ireland also remains in contention, needing convincing wins in both upcoming matches to progress.

As cricket fans and teams anxiously await the outcome, the looming weather threatens to be a decisive factor in determining the fortunes of these teams in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

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