Who will qualify for semi-final if IND vs AUS Super 8 Clash gets washed out
Who will qualify for semi-final if IND vs AUS Super 8 Clash gets washed out

IND vs AUS: Team India are ready to compete against Australia in match no. 51 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. These two will face each other at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia, on Monday.

Everyone is waiting for this high-profile match because the qualification scenario in Group 1 depends on the result of this game. With four points, India are almost through to the semis.

They just need to make sure that if they lose here, it will be by a small margin. But they will also look to win this game because a win here will help them finish the Super 8 group at the top, where they will play in semi-final 2.

On the other hand, Australia have no choice; they need this win to qualify for the semis. But if they lose here, they need to hope that Afghanistan will also lose against Bangladesh.

T20 World Cup 2024: What will happen if IND vs AUS clash gets washed out?

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Not just India and Australia, but both Afghanistan and Bangladesh will have to keep an eye on this IND vs AUS clash. Because after this game, these two teams will lock horns in the final Super 8 match, and both will back India to beat Australia, which can give them a ray of hope.

But the biggest issue in the IND vs AUS is not the result or anything, but the weather. The forecast predicts rain for the whole day on Monday.

The IND vs AUS will kick off at 10:30 a.m. local time, and the forecast predicts 30–40 percent chances of rain during the scheduled time. Though the match officials will try to host the game, whether it is a shortened game.

But as seen in this tournament, the rain has already washed out some matches. Adding to that, there is no reserve day for the Super 8 stage.

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So what will happen if the game gets rained out? If the rain plays spoilsport, then both teams will share one point each. That will leave India with five points, and they will finish this group at the top.

On the other hand, Australia will have three points, which will knock out Bangladesh as well. But it will open a gate for Afghanistan.

In that case, there will be no calculation of the NRR. Afghanistan just need to beat Bangladesh to collect two points and jump to second place in the group.

Then, with four points, Afghanistan will be the second team in this group that will qualify for the semi-final if the IND vs AUS game gets washed out.

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