There was good news for cricket fans hoping to watch the ICC World Cup game between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham as it has finally stopped raining there from Thursday (June 13) morning after four days. The chances of rain on Thursday for the India-New Zealand game has now come down to 40 per cent from 90 per cent, which was likely at the start of the day.
Earlier, the weather forecast for Nottingham was for heavy rain from Monday to about 7pm on Wednesday, when it will be replaced by lighter rain.
That lighter rain is expected to finally come to an end at about lunchtime on Thursday. Thankfully for both teams, the rain lightened up sufficiently on Wednesday for India to hold a practice session in the morning.
The prediction for Thursday is of variable cloudiness coupled with rainy spells. The maximum temperature will be around 13 degree through the day, making it chilly conditions for the teams in the field.
Nottingham hasn’t witnessed any glimpse of the sun since Monday, so it remains to be seen how outfield will dry up and the pitch has been under covers all this time.
This World Cup has already witnessed three washed-out encounter — the most in any World Cup till date. The absence of reserve days for league games is already becoming a talking point in this tournament.
If the game is washed-out both India and New Zealand will get one point each. New Zealand are at the top of the points table with six points from three games and India have four points from two games with two victories.