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Asia Cup 2023: What happens if India vs Pakistan clash gets washed out? | Know More

The Asia Cup 2023 opener between India and Pakistan was delayed by rainfall for the opening 30 minutes due to unkind weather. While Rohit Sharma's India compete in their inaugural Asia Cup game, a victory for Pakistan will guarantee Super Four qualification. However, if the game is called off at Pallekele on Saturday, September 2, those calculations may suffer significantly. What will happen then if the game is called off?

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The gods of rain are cruel.
Since there was an 80 percent probability of precipitation on Saturday while both sides were vying for victory in the high-stakes match, rain was always a possibility. When India were 15/0 after four overs on Saturday, rain briefly stopped play. When Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill from the Indian side, the team's momentum was lost. Virat Kohli quickly followed.


What will happen if washout occurs?
If the India vs. Pakistan match is canceled due to rain, both sides will receive one point, ensuring Babar's team's spot in the Super Four. In this circumstance, India must win their match against Nepal on Monday in order to secure a Super Four berth. In the unlikely event if Nepal defeats India in their group stage match, they will advance to the Super Four.

For the Pakistan match at the 2023 Asia Cup, Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur are selected over Shreyas Iyer.

India wins the toss.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, chose to bat first after winning the toss in Pallekele's difficult conditions. The Asia Cup match between the bitter rivals will mark their 14th encounter, with India holding a 7-5 head-to-head advantage. India defeated Pakistan in the T20I group stage match of the 2022 Asia Cup, although they fell short in the Super Four stage.

The winning combination used in the game against Nepal was not altered by Pakistan. With a victory, Babar Azam's team will secure a spot in the Super Four, while India will want to get off to a strong start in their Asia Cup campaign. Pakistan opened their Asia Cup campaign by defeating Nepal by 238 runs.


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