The much anticipated India-New Zealand World Cup clash will be played at Old Trafford on Tuesday. However, the important World Cup match could be interrupted by rain as showers are being predicted through the early hours of the day and even in the early and late afternoon.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has already been under the shadows of wet weather and has witnessed quite a few matches being washed out- the highest number ever at a single edition of the mega tournament. Coincidentally, the league match between India and New Zealand was also washed out even before a single ball could be bowled.
Since the biggest cricket tournament happens once every four years, fans across the globe have followed the tournament with much passion. Hence, fans getting disappointed over a match being washed out is understandable given that they come from different parts of the world to watch the mega event.
The fans may well have to bear with the rain on Tuesday.
The weather predictions indicate light showers with chances of rainfall between 30% and 50% all through the day. The match will commence from 10:30 am *(local time) and the chances of rain are highest at 55% around 11 am and 12 noon.
Perhaps, sports lovers could well have to wait an extra hour to watch the semi-final.
Apart from that, it is expected to be a cool day with temperatures ranging between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius.
Contrary to the league matches, the semi-final has a reserve day and although that might be a comforting factor for fans of both the teams, they would be hoping for an interrupted match on Tuesday.
It is to be noted here that only when the minimum number of overs (20) cannot be bowled on the match day only then will a fresh match be played on the reserve day.
*3 pm (IST)