NZ vs SL Weather Update : Shadow of rain on New Zealand-Sri Lanka match, Pakistan may benefit

NZ vs SL Weather Update : Shadow of rain on New Zealand-Sri Lanka match, Pakistan may benefit

The 41st match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This match will be very important for the fourth semi-finalist of the tournament. The situation between New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan may deteriorate through this match. The three teams participating in the semi-final race currently have 8 points each. In such a case, if rain interrupts this match and the match is called off, there is a possibility that Pakistan will gain.

If the match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is washed out due to rain, both teams will be awarded 1-1 points. In this way, New Zealand, who are in the race for the semi-finals, will be able to get only 9 points and Pakistan will beat England in the last match to reach the fourth position with 10 points and become the fourth semi-finalist team. During this period if Afghanistan also beat South Africa then it won’t be difficult for Pakistan as the net run rate of Afghanistan team is worse than Pakistan.

According to Ecuador, there is a 50 percent chance of rain on Thursday, November 9, the day of the match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Bangalore. Bangalore is likely to experience rain on Wednesday afternoon. If the possibility of rain turns out to be true, it will benefit the Pakistan team.

While New Zealand under the leadership of Kane Williamson will try hard to make a place in the semi-finals by defeating Sri Lanka. With this win, New Zealand will have 10 points and then Pakistan will have to beat England in their last match with such a net run rate that they can overtake New Zealand in net run rate. Along with this, Afghanistan’s victory in the last match against South Africa can also be a threat for Pakistan and New Zealand. If Afghanistan wins and New Zealand and Pakistan lose their last matches, Afghanistan will qualify for the semi-finals.

Amit Darji

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