WTC Final, IND vs NZ: BCCI Tweets Photos Of Pitch Under Covers, Fans Flood Twitter With Memes | Cricket News


Rain gods don’t seem to be in a very giving mood as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted pictures of the pitch and the adjoining areas being under covers just an hour before the scheduled start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. As per the weather forecast, rain is set to play a part on all five days of the Test, with the reserve day not being spared either. Things looked gloomy and the toss, which was scheduled to take place at 2:30 pm IST, was delayed as no play was possible in the first session of Day 1.

“Good morning from Southampton. We are just over an hour away from the scheduled start of play but It continues to drizzle here. The match officials are on the field now,” the Indian cricket had board tweeted.

Fans didn’t too kindly to the tweet and bombarded the comments section with memes.

According to weather forecast website AccuWeather, there is a 65 per cent chance of rain on the first day, followed by 60 per cent on Day 2. Day 3 sees a drop in the prediction with a 56 per cent chance of rain, with 65 per cent on Day 4 and 63 per cent on Day 5.

The weather forecast of reserve day, June 23 (25 per cent), has a slightly less probability for rain.

Team India, who arrived in London earlier this month, will go into the summit clash with just a few practice sessions and an intra-squad match under their belt while New Zealand are fresh of a Test series win over hosts England.

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