India is going to meet New Zealand for first semi-final of world cup 2019 on Tuesday at Old Trafford. We have today match prediction for the weather that doesn’t look nice. Both the teams are facing each other to get through to the final that will be played at Lard’s on Sunday. The winner is going to face either hosts England or Australia in the final at Lord’s.
It is going to be second straight final spot for Kiwis if they are able to beat India on Tuesday. New Zealand were the runners-up of the world cup 2015 and it is going to be their second straight attempt if they reach the finals. On the other side Australia will meet hosts England in the second semi-final that too is under rain threat.
Play will commence at 10.30am in Manchester, and there are more likely chances that proceedings could be affected by the weather.
According to the Met Office there is a forecast of a wet start to the day, with an 80 per cent chance of rain between 7am and 9am, while there is a 60 per cent chance of showers between 12pm and 2pm.However, it will be clear in the afternoon and the chance of rain would only be 20 percent. They game can be shortened given the outlook for the morning or can be moved to the reserve day.
Already a total of four games have been cancelled or abandoned due to the weather conditions in the tournament so far. This is the most for any world cup tournament including the group stage match between these two team
In the event of rain, the umpires can choose to reduce the overs batted by each team, with the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method coming into play as long as both sides bat for 20 overs.
In case of rain the umpires will reduce the overs batted by each team with the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method coming into play. The match could be reduced to minimum of 20 overs and the spectators would be entitled to a full refund of their ticket price (excluding fees) if the match is 15 overs.
ICC has placed reserve days for semi-finals and final in case of rain unlike group stage. In that case the game would take place on Wednesday. The alarming part is the MET office has predicted rain for Wednesday morning with 80 percent chance of rain before 1pm.
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