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18 Jun 2019

World Cup: What will happen if final is washed out?

The ICC World Cup 2019 has reached its mid stage and things are about to get intense hereon.

Unfortunately, the tournament has already made headlines with a number of matches getting washed-out.

While four matches have been the victims so far, rain might even play a spoilsport during semis and final.

What would happen if it indeed happens? We analyze.

Current scenario

Top four teams set to enter semis

Top four teams set to enter semis

Going by the current scenario, the top four teams look set to enter the semis.

Defending champions Australia have lost just a game in five matches, making them the favorites.

New Zealand and India are unbeaten in the four matches so far. Both of them look on the path of sealing a berth.

The final spot is likely to be taken by hosts England.

Qualification criteria

Criteria for qualification to the semis

As said above, the top four teams qualify for the semis, as the first and foremost qualification criteria is about the points earned by the team.

In the case of same points, the net run rate is taken into consideration.

Further, in the case of a similar run rate, the head-to-head encounter or the current ODI ranking might also be taken into consideration.

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Semis

What if a semi-final is washed-out?

What if a semi-final is washed-out?

In case it rains on the day of a semi-final, the ICC has kept a reserve day.

The match would continue right from where it ended on the previous day, rather than starting afresh.

However, if the match is washed-out even on the reserve day, the team ahead on the points table would qualify for the final.

Final

What about the final?

As for the unfortunate case of rain on the day of the final, the ICC has kept a reserve day for the final as well, as the play would continue right from where it was disrupted, same as semis.

However, if the match is washed-out even on the reserve day, the match would be abandoned and both the teams would be declared the joint-winners.

What happens in case of a match being tied?

In case a match is tied in the semis or the final, it would be decided via a Super Over on the same day.

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When is the World Cup final?

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When is the World Cup final?

Asked 2019-06-18 21:08:11 by Saanvi Tata

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The World Cup 2019 final would be played on July 14.

When is the semis of the World Cup?

Asked 2019-06-18 21:08:11 by Abhinav Venkatesan

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The World Cup 2019 semis would be played on July 9 and 11.

Has there ever been a World Cup final washout?

Asked 2019-06-18 21:08:11 by Reyansh Jayaraman

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No, World Cup to date has not seen a washout in the final.

Has there ever been a World final washout in ICC tournament?

Asked 2019-06-18 21:08:11 by Ridhi Mittal

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Yes, the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy saw both main and reserve day of the final being washed out, as India and Sri Lanka were declared the joint winners.

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