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London Weather Today: Warm & Sunny Day at Lord’s for Pakistan-South Africa Tie

Cricketnext Staff |June 23, 2019, 7:25 AM IST
London Weather Today: Warm & Sunny Day at Lord’s for Pakistan-South Africa Tie

After a couple of gloomy and grey weeks around the United Kingdom, it seems the worst of the wet weather is over at the ICC World Cup. Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in the first game of the World Cup at Lord’s in London — the venue of July 14 World Cup final — on Sunday (June 23).

There will be intervals of clouds and sunshine with humidity and dryness through the day. The maximum temperature will reach around 24 degrees on the days, making it a pleasant day for viewing and playing cricket.

The dry weather is expected to make the Lord’s track easier to bat and provide assistance to the slower bowlers in the second half of the game.

Both Pakistan and South Africa have had one game washed out so far — former against Sri Lanka and the latter against West Indies. Since the league stage doesn’t have any reserve days for rained-out games, both teams got one point each for these matches.

Pakistan also have three points on the table like their opponents South Africa but they have played one game less — five as compared to six — and have a slightly better chance of making the semifinals if they can win all of their remaining games in the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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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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