India and Pakistan faced each other in the group stage of the Asia Cup. However, this game was lost due to rain. India and Pakistan then faced each other in the Super 4 round. This time the Indian team defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 228 runs in a one-sided match. But can there be a final between India and Pakistan? What is the math between India and Pakistan?
If the Indian team manages to defeat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, they will reach the final with 6 points. If the Pakistan team defeats Sri Lanka, Babar Azam’s team will get 4 points at the same time. This means that the teams from India and Pakistan are on the top two places in the points table. In this case, the final will be played between India and Pakistan.
Apart from that, if the Indian team wins against Sri Lanka but loses against Bangladesh, the Rohit Sharma-led team India will have 4 points. If Pakistan beat Sri Lanka at the same time, it would be 4 points. In this way, the teams from India and Pakistan will be the top 2 teams with 4 points each.
What happens if the Indian team loses to Sri Lanka but loses to Bangladesh? In this case, Team India has 4 points. Should Babar Azam’s team lose to Sri Lanka at the same time, the final will be played between India and Sri Lanka.
Apart from this, if India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have a tied score of 2-2, the team will qualify for the final on the basis of net run rate. The team with the better net run rate will play the final against Sri Lanka.
But what happens if the Indian team loses to both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? Then team India has 2 points. Furthermore, if Pakistan manages to defeat Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will have 4 points each. While Team India will have only 2 points. The teams from Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face each other again in the final.