IND vs ZIM Weather Report: Semi-Final Scenario Explained, What Happens If Match Gets Washed Out Due To Rain?
India is all set to play their final Super 12s game against Zimbabwe on Sunday at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, with a win guaranteeing Rohit Sharma and Co’s a spot in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
India’s journey in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 being played in Australia has been good so far. In the Super-12 stage, Team India has played a total of 4 matches against Pakistan, Netherlands, South Africa, and Bangladesh so far. Here India has beaten Pakistan, Netherlands, and Bangladesh, while Team India had to face defeat at the hands of South Africa.
India vs Zimbabwe Match: What happens if it rains in match?
Rain has been the biggest villain in the T20 World Cup this year, washing out multiple matches. Though the rain curse hasn’t been as deadly in Group 2, in Group 1, it has seen some important matches being abandoned, leading to a chaotic situation from the semi-finals qualification perspective
ICC has kept no reserve days for group matches if they are washed out. In case it rains in IND vs ZIM match, the two teams will share a point each. That means India will jump to 7 points and qualify for the semi-finals. That is because South Africa are on 5 points currently, a win against Netherlands takes them to 7. Pakistan, even if they beat Bangladesh, can make only 6 points. Bangladesh too can, at best, jump top 6 points. Hence, India will qualify if it rains in Melbourne on November 6 (Sunday).
India vs Zimbabwe Match Details:
- Match: India vs Zimbabwe, Match 42, Super 12 Group 2, T20 World Cup 2022
- Date and Time: November 6th 2022, Sunday, 01:30 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
India vs Zimbabwe Pitch Report
The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a balanced one. The new-ball bowlers will get some lateral movement and the batters will have to be patient early in their innings. We may see spinners play a vital role due to longer square boundaries at this iconic venue.
India vs Zimbabwe Weather Forecast
On November 6 (Sunday), The temperature in Melbourne is expected to range between 13 and 24 degrees Celsius. The weather is predicted to be cloudy as it has been the case with Melbourne over the last few days. But there is no possibility of rain at the moment, though last minute acute changes in patterns cannot be ruled out. Let’s hope the rain stays and we get a full game on Sunday.
Indian Squard: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami. Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Zimbabwe Squard: Craig Ervine (captain), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams. Standby Players: Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Victor Nyauchi.