India vs New Zealand ICC 2019 Semi-Final Live: Weather Seems To Be batting For The Men In Blue
India is going to play World Cup semi-final with New Zealand but the Men in Blue seemed a little worried about the pace battery of Black Caps that has rattled Indian batting order in warmup fixtures.
India in World Cup
With 15 points, the Men in Blue are on the top of the table. Their chances are bright in case of complete washout. But Virat Kohli-led Indian team was helpless before the Kiwis pace battery spearheaded by Trent Boult in a warmup fixture.They shouldn’t take the Black Caps lightly.
New Zealand in World Cup
The Black Caps stand on the fourth position with 11 points but they can make a comeback, if their pace battery works like it did in the warmup fixture. Now all eyes are on the weather that is expected to be rainy with overcast conditions
The World Cup 2019 witnessed several washouts and it is expected to remain a key player in the semi-final too. But the good thing is that the semi-finals have reserve days. If today’s match is washed out, it would be played tomorrow.
In case the rain plays spoilsport, ICC would work with DLS method of revising balls and score to continue the match. But if it is a complete washout, the match would be shifted to the reserve day. The reserve day match would have the same procedure in case of rainy conditions and the point sharing would be applied only in washout condition.
Reserve day forecast
Whether the match starts at its usual time would be clear later in the day but according to weather reports, there would be overcast in both the match day and reserve day. If it rains, the DLS system would work and if it is complete wash out, India would enter the final.
League match between India and New Zealand was also washed out due to heavy downpour and the points shared between the teams.