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Pakistan knocked out of T20 World Cup as USA-Ireland clash washed out

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FLORIDA: Former champions Pakistan have been knocked out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 as the all-important fixture between co-host USA and Ireland was washed out due to the wet outfield here at Central Broward Regional Park.

As a result of a washout, the USA qualified for the Super 8s of the 20-team tournament for the first time.

On the contrary, Pakistan, in a first, are knocked out from the group stage of the mega event.

Besides Pakistan, Ireland and Canada have also been eliminated from the Super 8s stage.

The USA finished the group stage with five points in four matches. Whereas, Pakistan could attain a maximum of four points if they manage to beat Ireland in their last group fixture, scheduled on June 16.

Pakistan had a disastrous start to their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign as they suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of the USA in the Super Over.

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The Green Shirts then succumbed to a frustrating six-run defeat against arch-rivals India in a blockbuster clash, that took place at a jam-packed Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 9.

The former champions then finally got on the winning track when they registered a hard-fought seven-wicket victory over Canada, who won one out of three matches they have played thus far.

Meanwhile, India have already sealed their berth in the Super 8s of the T20 World Cup 2024 as the inaugural champions are currently unbeaten.

Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2024: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.

READ: Afghanistan edge past PNG to reach T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8s

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