Will Pakistan Get Eliminated Off T20 World Cup 2024 If India Beat Them?

IND vs PAK is scheduled for June 9 in New York [x.com]IND vs PAK is scheduled for June 9 in New York [x.com]

In a high-voltage group-stage clash of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, India’s cricket team will face their chief rival, Pakistan, in New York on Sunday.

Before that much-anticipated clash, we at OneCricket are keen to know what will happen if Pakistan loses this Sunday, June 9

What if IND Beat PAK?

Pakistan's journey to this crucial game has been turbulent, suffering a heartbreaking loss to the host USA in a Super-Over thriller in Dallas on June 6.

The defeat against the USA, which was their second win in the tournament, has jeopardized Pakistan's chances of advancing to the Super 8s.

The top two teams advance to the next round, with India and Pakistan grouped with the USA, Canada, and Ireland in Group A.

Given that this is the first T20 World Cup appearance for the USA and Canada, and with Ireland being a lower-ranked side, India and Pakistan were expected to advance comfortably. However, Pakistan's shock defeat has significantly raised the stakes for Sunday's match.

 If Pakistan loses to India, they will face a daunting challenge to secure a spot in the Super 8s. A defeat would cap Pakistan’s potential points at four, while the USA could reach six points with one more win in their remaining two matches, ensuring their progression to the next round.

This scenario would leave Pakistan on the brink of a first-round elimination, a fate they have never faced in T20 World Cup history. Such an outcome would be a massive setback for skipper Babar Azam and his team.

In contrast, India, having started their campaign with a victory over Ireland, looks strong and is the favorite to win the upcoming clash.

A win for India would not only solidify their position in the group but also severely dent Pakistan’s hopes of making it to the Super 8s. 

Thus, the stakes are incredibly high for Pakistan, as a loss on Sunday could lead to an unprecedented early exit from the tournament.