9:30pm: The umpires were supposed to be inspecting the pitch right now.. I assume that isn’t happening.
9:24pm: Exactly what we didn’t want – hopefully it’s a passing shower and we do indeed get some cricket in.
9:20pm: Uh oh…. The cover is back on and the rain is falling… not ideal.
Players on the pitch now – James Neesham sipping on a hot brew – the covers are off, we are waiting for the latest. I’ll let you know when I know.
It’s looking better, the covers are off and they are wanting to let the grass dry where the water has come off the covers – barring any more rain we could be on.
Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub’s live updates of the Cricket World Cup pool clash between New Zealand and India – the only unbeaten teams left standing at this tournament.
And if the weather continues to misbehave, both could emerge from the contest with their unblemished records intact.
On Thursday morning (NZT), Newshub correspondent Lloyd Burr reported from Trent Bridge, where it was raining and forecasts were for more, before and during the match.
Three games have already been rained out in the past week, sparking calls for reserve days to be incorporated into future World Cup schedules.
The Blackcaps have a full squad to choose from, with Henry Nicholls and Tim Southee recovered from the injuries that kept them out of the opening three games. They are waiting until the toss to confirm pitch conditions and their line-up.
Source:: Daily Times