February 7, 2023
WTC Final, IND vs NZ: BCCI Tweets Photos Of Pitch Under Covers, Fans Flood Twitter With Memes

Rain gods aren’t in a really giving temper because the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted footage of the pitch and the adjoining areas being beneath covers simply an hour earlier than the scheduled begin of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. As per the climate forecast, rain is about to play an element on all 5 days of the Test, with the reserve day not being spared both. Things seemed gloomy and the toss, which was scheduled to happen at 2:30 pm IST, was delayed as no play was attainable within the first session of Day 1.

“Good morning from Southampton. We are just over an hour away from the scheduled start of play but It continues to drizzle here. The match officials are on the field now,” the Indian cricket had board tweeted.

Fans did not too kindly to the tweet and bombarded the feedback part with memes.

According to climate forecast web site AccuWeather, there’s a 65 per cent likelihood of rain on the primary day, adopted by 60 per cent on Day 2. Day 3 sees a drop within the prediction with a 56 per cent likelihood of rain, with 65 per cent on Day 4 and 63 per cent on Day 5.

The climate forecast of reserve day, June 23 (25 per cent), has a barely much less chance for rain.

Team India, who arrived in London earlier this month, will go into the summit conflict with just some apply classes and an intra-squad match beneath their belt whereas New Zealand are contemporary of a Test collection win over hosts England.

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