ICC Champions trophy, though India has had a direct run to the semifinals, Bangladesh have been rather assisted on their way by the weather deities.
Birmingham: As India take on Bangladesh in the 2nd semis at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham today, eyes of entire cricket fans will be stuck to the sky — cheers to the erratic English weather that had dogged the complete tournament.
Gratefully, for all admirers of the gentleman’s match, it doesn’t appear like the weather gods are expected to interfere with the India-Bangladesh semis meet.
Though the forecast recommends that it will be partly cloudy in Birmingham all through the day, there is slight chance for rain. Conferring to Accuweather, the probabilities of a rainstorm are as low as zero percent.
Pakistan has already eligible for the final match, with a triumph over England on this Wednesday, which shows that the two Asian groups will make the final match of a Champions Trophy for the first time.
Though India had suffered a big loss to Sri Lanka, they recorded conquests against arch-rivals Pakistan and SA, to book their spot in the final four.
In the meantime Bangladesh has had the rub of the green, as the weather gods allowed them a fact at the brink of downfall against Australia. Yet, they deserve complete credit for their presentation contrary to New Zealand, who they conquered to make it to the semi finals.
With many matches being washed out in the sequence, cricket admirers have been paying very close attention to the weather conditions in Birmingham.
Their distresses have been exaggerated by the datum that the ICC has not retained any standby day for the semifinals. If a washout happens, the crew that finished higher in the own group goes through to the summit meeting clash – in this case, India.