Perth: With so many close matches and lower-ranked nations defeating those above them, the current T20 World Cup has been nothing short of a thrilling extravaganza. The bad weather, though, has also consistently affected the competition.
In Australia, the men’s cricket season doesn’t start until late November or early December, which also signals the start of the summer. But because of an early start, not one, not two, but four games have been abandoned due to rain, including the highly anticipated Australia-England match in Melbourne.
There is a rain threat at a few other locations as well, but they are not as dire as Melbourne’s, which has had some of the season’s greatest rains. Only God knows how the India-Pakistan match at the same stadium passed without a hitch.
India is travelling to Perth, Western Australia, to face South Africa, where the city has experienced some rainy spells in the past, and so will it today, October 30, but the forecast isn’t too threatening.
Accuweather predicts a 55 percent chance of rain during the day, but since the rainfall will only last for 30 minutes, it may not have a significant impact on the earlier game between Pakistan and the Netherlands. However, there was a slight drizzle on Saturday and Friday night, but the outlook for Sunday is very positive.
In the evening, there is a one percent chance of rain, and hence, it is very likely that India and South Africa will play a full 40-over encounter. Although there will be clouds during the daytime game, they will be less noticeable at night. As summer has not yet arrived on Australian soil, the temperature will range between a high of 17 and a low of 7.
The fans are up for a thrilling encounter as the battle between the Protean pace battery and the Indian batters will unfold at the Perth stadium tonight.