Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After suffering a shocking defeat to the USA in their opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Grand Prairie Stadium, Pakistan's campaign has been in jeopardy. The stunning defeat has significantly reduced their chances of reaching the Super 8s in the marquee event.

To keep their hopes alive, the Green Army must win their next three matches. The high-voltage match against India is scheduled for June 9, and a victory is essential for Pakistan to have any kind of realistic chance of advancing. Moreover, Pakistan needs to defeat both Canada and Ireland to bolster their qualification prospects.

If Pakistan loses to India, their chances become slim, even with victories against Canada and Ireland. This scenario arises because the USA could potentially accumulate more points than Pakistan. Even if the USA loses to Ireland and India, their superior run rate might give them an edge over Pakistan if Pakistan fells against India.

If Pakistan win there all remaining matches and USA lose to India and Ireland Pakistan will directly qualify for the super 8 stage.

In another scenario, Pakistan will have to hope that the USA loses to both India and Ireland, and that too by a large margin. In this case Pakistan can qualify on the basis of net run rate. 

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