Here we are in the reserve day for the semi-final between India and New Zealand and all eyes are on the today match prediction for weather. According to MET office intermittent rain expected on reserve day.
The weather condition doesn’t look nice in Old Trafford Manchester as it is expected to be rainier then yesterday. In case of no play India will automatically move to the final due to better position in the group stage.
The match was scheduled for Tuesday and a total of 46.1 overs were bowled when rain interrupted the game. Match was stopped but never resumed to to rain. The remaining match will commence today as it the reserve day for rain hit semi-final. Yesterday it rained heavily for four hours and field was inspected on several occasions but the conditions were not favorable to play.
With the rain unrelenting, play has been called off for the day. New Zealand will resume their innings tomorrow at 10.30am on 211/5 with 3.5 overs to bat.
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Today match prediction for weather is not good according to AccuWeather as intermittent rain is expected and this can affect the remaining game as well. Manchester will remain cloudy during most part of the day and rain is expected during the start of the day. However, this will ease in the later part of the day but rain is expected in the evening too.
According to ICC rules if the game could not be completed on the reserve day, India will be through to the final sue to higher position in the group stage. In case of rain the match may also be reduced to the minimum of 20 overs to compete the game. However, if that too didn’t happen then it’s India all the way.
We will keep you posted for today match prediction of weather for 1st semi-final between India and New Zealand and how weather conditions change in Old Trafford Manchester.
Meanwhile you can share your thoughts with us about the reduced match and which team is going to benefit from such situation.
Also, you can scroll through our analysis for Today Match Prediction India IND vs NZ New Zealand 1st Semi-Final Cricket World Cup 2019.