Pakistan officially eliminated from T20 World Cup 2024; USA qualify for Super 8s

Pakistan National Cricket Team have officially been knocked out of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This comes after the game between the United States of America and Ireland, slated to take place on Friday (14th June) got washed out due to the rain. 

Pakistan’s fate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 was dependent on the result between the United States of America and Ireland. If the Irish team had won the game, it would’ve kept Babar Azam-led side in the tournament as they needed to win the match against Ireland to go through. 

However, with the game between the USA and Ireland getting washed out, this means the Monak Patel-led side qualifies for the Super 8 stage of the tournament. They now have 5 points to their name and the maximum Pakistan can get to is 4 points as they have lost two games already. 

Pakistan have been extremely poor in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Coming into the tournament, they looked like one of the hot favourites to win the title as many experts backed them to win the tournament. However, all the hopes have been shattered now. 

Pakistan started off the tournament poorly as in what was the biggest upset in the history of the game, they suffered the loss to the United States of America (USA). They batted and bowled poorly but had the chance to win the game as it moved to Super over. But they failed to win that, resulting in a disappointing loss. 

After that Pakistan played India and with the way they started the game, it seemed that they would win the game. They bundled out India for just 119 runs and then were cruising in the chase, needing 47 runs off 47 balls but they lost the match from there.

Two losses in the two games dented their chances and even though they won against Canada, it wasn’t enough. United States of America on the other hand had bagged two wins with good margins and hence surpassed Pakistan to enter the Super 8 stage of the tournament.

They got knocked out because Pakistan lost to the USA – Wasim Jaffer 

After Pakistan got eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2024, Wasim Jaffer came up with a tweet, claiming that they didn’t get knocked out because of a washout between the USA and Ireland. But because of their loss to the USA. He stated: 

“Contrary to popular belief, Pakistan didn’t get knocked out because USA v IRE got rained off. They got knocked out because Pakistan lost to the USA :)” 

Michael Vaughan also commented on Pakistan getting out of the T20 World Cup 2024 and said that they are a long way away from being a good white-ball side. He tweeted: 

“USA through to the Super 8s … Cricket is going to catch on in the States… !!  Pakistan is out … at the moment they are a long way off being a good white-ball side.” 

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