Virat Kohli’s India will take on Afghanistan of their fifth match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Rose Bowl, Southampton on Saturday. Moreover India’s Playing XI, which is likely to explore some new faces after Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (for 2 matches) were ruled out, plenty of focal point will likely be on the weather in Southampton. As many as four matches maintain already been washed out thanks to rain, which is basically the most within the ancient past of any ICC match. Rain didn’t even spare India as their match in opposition to Current Zealand became washed out with out a ball being bowled at Trent Bridge.
There became fair a little of rain in Southampton within the lead-up to the India vs Afghanistan recreation, which even chop aid short India’s rehearsal on Thursday. But fortunately, the weather at Southampton for Saturday will largely be sunny. The met department says there are no possibilities of rain, making it one in all rarest days in this match. Clouds may per chance well perchance perchance moreover flit around in opposition to the afternoon native time however they won’t pose any threat to the recreation.
The temperature for Friday at Southampton will likely be between 10-19 stage Celsius making it one other frigid day at England.
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This will likely be India’s second match of World Cup at Southampton. They’d started off the match by defeating South Africa in a comparatively low-scoring match on the identical venue. But that didn’t maintain something to attain with the pitch, it became mainly thanks to the usual of India’s Jasprit Bumrah and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada.
The pitch for Saturday’s India-Afghanistan recreation too guarantees to be one other belter. The weather won’t be overcast esteem it became in India’s match in opposition to South Africa, so we are able to place a question to plump runs if the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli procure their spy in.The frequent first innings ranking within the final five finished ODIs here is 286.
Jun 22, 2019 10: 54 IST