IND vs PAK: Explained- What Happens If India-Pakistan World Cup Match Gets Washed Out Due Rain?

Updated - 14 Oct 2023, 01:23 PM

Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam (India vs Pakistan 2023)
Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to host the much-hyped India-Pakistan match in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 on Saturday, October 14. However, there is a concern that rain might disrupt this colossal cricket encounter between the two archrivals.

Both India and Pakistan have made strong starts in the World Cup 2023, securing victories in their first two matches. The Indian team triumphed over Australia and Afghanistan, while Pakistan emerged victorious against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka in Hyderabad.

Rain Could Play A Spoil Sport In India-Pakistan Match

The India-Pakistan match could experience light showers on October 14, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The weather is expected to be cloudy, with the possibility of isolated light showers in Ahmedabad and other northern districts.

“While the weather is expected to remain dry during next five days in Gujarat, light showers may occur at isolated places in Ahmedabad district on October 14. The atmosphere will remain cloudy. The next day, light rains may occur in Ahmedabad and other northern districts, such as Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Arvalli,” Manorama Mohanty, director of Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad, told the news agency.

According to Accuweather, the upcoming contest has only a one percent chance of precipitation, with expected daytime highs of 36 degrees Celsius and high humidity levels.

What Happens If Rain Plays Spoilsport In India-Pakistan Clash?

The ongoing World Cup matches have experienced limited rain after some warm-up matches were affected by it. There are no reserved days awarded to group-stage matches, but the two semifinals and the final have reserved days scheduled for the following day.

Both teams will share one point each if the match is washed out due to persistent rain. The India team and Pakistan team hold the third and fourth positions, respectively, in the 10-team points table. In the case of a washout, the two teams will move up one spot in the table.

India World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Pakistan’s squad for 2023 World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc) Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali.

Also read: IND vs PAK: Babar Azam Goes Berserk In Press Conference On Question Of India-Pakistan Match Pressure

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