The match between Nepal and Sri Lanka at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in Lauderhill called off due to rain

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The situation is straightforward for Sri Lanka: they must win both of their remaining games to keep their hopes alive in the competition. However, even that may not be sufficient if Bangladesh continues their winning streak. This is the predicament Sri Lanka faces after a disappointing start to the 2024 T20 World Cup, demonstrating the consequences of two consecutive losses in this tournament. But for now, the focus will be on what they can control.

Sri Lanka needs significant improvements in every aspect of their game to secure their first victory. Their batting unit struggled against both South Africa and Bangladesh, collapsing from 100/3 after 14 overs to just 124 runs in the latter match.

Facing Nepal, considered one of the weaker teams in the competition, Sri Lanka aims to correct their batting woes. While their bowling attack should feel confident, especially against Nepal's batting lineup, which was dismissed for 106 runs. Sri Lanka's batters will face a challenge against bowlers like Matheesha Pathirana and Nuwan Thushara, known for their unorthodox, slingy actions. However, nothing is certain in this tournament, as seen before, but several factors favor Sri Lanka earning two points. Nevertheless, weather conditions could potentially disrupt their plans.


Squads:

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka

Nepal Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh(w), Anil Sah, Rohit Paudel(c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Gulsan Jha, Karan KC, Sagar Dhakal, Abinash Bohara, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora, Pratis GC, Kamal Singh Airee


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If it gets washed out then Sri Lanka probably won't be able to qualify for the Super 8s.
 
We might not have any cricket in Lauderhill this week.

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The weather forecast looks bleak for tonight's match between Sri Lanka and Nepal at Lauderhill, could be a washout!


 
A wash out for Pakistan! They be kicking themselves.

If Ireland beat USA and Pakistan don’t get to go for the 2 points. Disaster!

Need to hope for a dry window to get a game going on Sunday!
 
Its raining in Lauderhill almost no chance of cricket this evening. Latest we can start is 10:48 for a five over match, but that means we basically need it to stop raining by 9 so the ground staff can start clearing it up.
 
The rain has stopped, there are some very wet patches near the boundary line, especially straight down. According to the live broadcast, it might take about 90 minutes to get the ground ready provided there is no further rain.
 
This has been the worst T20 for spectators.

Horrendous pitches, much worse than roads.

0 hype apart from Pakistan vs INdia
 
USA vs Ireland on Friday will be a washout. That should knock us out. we have no one to blame but ourselves
 
Match officially abandoned in Florida, as Group D ramifications are revealed

At a rain-soaked Central Broward Regional Park, organisers have made the decision nobody wanted to hear.

Sri Lanka’s must-win game with Nepal has officially been abandoned.

Tournament officials made the decision following heavy rain and flood warnings in Lauderhill, Florida, which was slated to host their first match at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

It comes as optimism grew that teams might get on for a reduced overs fixture. Ground staff worked desperately to recover the rain-soaked Central Broward Regional Park.

The wet weather didn't deter passionate Nepalese fans, who made their presence felt at the Florida venue.

It all but ends Sri Lanka’s hopes of progressing to the second round of the T20 World Cup and also increases the difficulty for Nepal in Group D. Both sides are still searching for their first tournament victories.

Locals will be hoping there’s more luck with the weather this weekend, with the Lauderhill ground set to host USA and Ireland on June 15.

Nepal turns their attention to South Africa, in what’s now a must-win fixture for the Asian outfit. The Proteas have already booked their ticket to the next round of the T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka’s final game is against the Netherlands on June 17.

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