southampton latest weather update : southampton weather update : rain unlikely to affect rose bowl in first half on 19 june in southampton india vs new zealand wtc final match : Indradev was kind on first day, know whether day 2 will play or not?
- There is also a reserve day in the WTC finals.
- Forecast of rain for all five days in Southampton
- Couldn’t even toss on the first day of the game
The first day of the World Test Championship Final was named after rain. It started raining heavily in Southampton since Thursday evening, which continued till Friday afternoon. Due to the accumulation of water all around, the ground had become very wet, which was not possible to play on the first day despite having a good drying system.
Indian players enjoyed table tennis and darts fiercely on the first day, while Kiwi players were seen discussing coffee. A video of R Ashwin from Team India is going viral on social media in which he is seen targeting.
The good news is that the weather will remain dry on the second day as compared to the first day. According to a UK Meteorological Department spokesperson, the weather for June 19 is expected to be slightly dry. But heavy rain is expected on Sunday and Monday. It will not rain continuously but heavy rain may occur during these two days.
Now this match will be played till the reserve day if required. According to the rules set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the WTC final, play can now take place on the sixth day if needed as six hours of play was wasted on the first day itself. Rain and storms were predicted in advance.
According to the UK Meteorological Department, 10 percent rain is forecast at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, while 30 percent is expected at 5 p.m. The game will start on Saturday i.e. today at 3 pm Indian time (10:30 am local time).
Team India can make changes in the playing XI
The toss could not happen on the first day in this match, due to which the Indian team still has a chance to make changes in their playing XI. According to the rules, teams can change their XI till the toss is done. Since the toss could not be played due to rain on the first day of the WTC Final match, both the teams will have a chance to change the XI depending on the strategy.
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