The India-New Zealand World Cup semi-final match is under a rain threat as per weather reports. Given that this is such an important match, fans and cricket experts do not want this match to be spoiled by the rains.
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 rain on Tuesday.
But what happens if this India-New Zealand match is washed out?
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 the match be continued on the reserve day.
If, however, even the reserve day is washed because of the rain, India will proceed to the finals on the back of more points in the league stage than the Kiwis.
If rains play the spoilsport, India will receive the perks of topping the table and will proceed to the finals.
However, cricket fans would want India to fight it out on the ground and reach the finals than on the mercy of the rain gods.
The match is scheduled to begin from 3 pm (IST) onward.