How many overs need to be bowled for a result in today's USA vs IRE 2024 T20 World Cup match?

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Pakistan and Ireland fans will be desperate for the game not to be abandoned

Co-hosts USA and Ireland were set to kickstart their crucial Group A encounter in Florida on June 14. However, consistent rain throughout the day has resulted in a wet outfield and a delayed the proceedings. Despite it not raining at the moment, getting the ground ready for play could take a while.

With the next inspection scheduled at 9 PM IST, curiosity developed among fans about the minimum number of overs to be bowled for a result. As per the regulations for the group stage and Super Eight of the tournament, both teams must bat a minimum of five overs for a result to be declared.

Should this condition not be met, the game will be abandoned and the teams will share a point each.

The weather in Florida has been iffy throughout the week, with the first match between Sri Lanka and Nepal abandoned without a ball being bowled. Following the USA-Ireland clash, two other matches are scheduled to be played at the venue.

Team India will play their final group game against Canada tomorrow and Pakistan will take on Ireland on June 16.

How does the outcome of the USA-Ireland clash affect Super 8 qualification from Group A?

While Team India qualified for the Super Eight stage with their third win on the trot against Ireland, the other four teams in Group A have much riding on the USA-Ireland clash.

The equation is simplest for USA as they will advance to the Super Eight with a win over Ireland today or even if the game gets washed out and points are shared, thus eliminating Pakistan, Ireland, and Canada.

Canada will have to defeat India in their final outing tomorrow to reach four points and hope for several results to go their way.

Ireland also have an arduous road to reach the Super Eight as they will have to win both their remaining group games against the USA and Pakistan and win the net run-rate battle with teams locked on four points.

However, Pakistan already have a better net run rate than USA despite being on only two points compared to the USA's four points after three games each. It means the Men in Green will need Ireland to defeat the USA and then for them to beat Ireland to almost certainly advance to the Super Eight.

Apart from these two results, Pakistan will also hope Canada does not pull off the impossible by defeating India by a massive margin to the point where they finish on four points and with a better net run rate than Pakistan in the end.

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Edited by Ankush Das
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