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Rain can drown India’s T20 World Cup semis dream by complicating Super 8 stage

Rain can drown India’s T20 World Cup semis dream by complicating Super 8 stage

India's T20 World Cup dream could be in jeopardy as rain is likely to play spoilsport in all their three games of the Super 8 in the T20 World Cup

India cricket team is gearing up for the Caribbean leg of the T20 World Cup as they head into the Super 8 stage. While form isn’t a concern for Rohit Sharma and co., rain certainly is one, given that it can impact their chances of making it to the semi-finals. There is forecast for rain in all of India’s three matches in the Super 8 stage in the Caribbean islands.

How rain can be a hurdle for India in journey to semis

India will lock horns with Afghanistan in their first Super 8 game at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on June 20. As per UK Met Department and Weather Channel, there are 10% chances of rain on that very day. However, the rain is not expected to play spoilsport in the match as one can expect a truncated game instead of the game being called off.

Rohit Sharma and co’s next fixture is against Bangladesh on June 22 in Antigua. Again, there is a 20% chance of rains, as per the forecast.

The most important game for India in the Super 8 – against Australia – faces the toughest challenge with 50% chance of rain predicted for the contest in St. Lucia on June 24. The IND vs AUS clash being abandoned could complicate the situation in terms of semi-final qualification for sides in Group 1.

DateMatchLocationRain chance %
June 20IND vs AFG Barbados10%
June 22IND vs BANAntigua20%
June 24IND vs AUSSt. Lucia50%
Chances of rain during India’s Super 8 fixtures

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So far, in T20 World Cup 2024, rain has already impacted 5 matches including 4 washouts. In Antigua, after almost 4 hours of delay, only a 10-over England vs Namibia clash was possible. And that could be the pattern in the Super 8 as well.

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