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India vs South Africa: Rain Unlikely to Affect Tie in Chilly Southampton

Cricketnext Staff |June 5, 2019, 11:26 AM IST
India vs South Africa: Rain Unlikely to Affect Tie in Chilly Southampton

Team India kick off their ICC World Cup campaign on Wednesday against South Africa in Southampton where the weather is chilly. Although the build up to the contest has been overcast with occasional showers in Southampton, weather predictions say that match-day should remain clear with rain expected only later in the evening.

It will, however, be largely overcast throughout the day with maximum temperature hovering around 18 degrees. It is still far cry from the temperatures in the high 40s that most of India is bearing.

The last couple of days, India’s practice sessions were cut short by passing showers but none that should bother either of the teams.

However, there are no reserve days in the league stage of the 2019 ICC cricket World Cup. A minimum of 20 overs are needed from either side to constitute a game. If a total of 40 overs are not possible, both teams will share a point each.

Sri Lanka’s game against Afghanistan on Tuesday in Cardiff was affected by rain, with the game reduced to 41 overs. Sri Lanka won the game by 34 runs via DLS method.

India will be playing their first game of the World Cup on Wednesday, while South Africa have already played two games and lost both of them so far.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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