Will rain hinder the World Cup semi-final match between Australia and South Africa?
South Africa and Australia will square off in the second semi-final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, with rain forecast in the city potentially curtailing the match.
During the semi-final match between South Africa and Australia, humidity will reach around 69 per cent, with 100 per cent cloud cover and at least a 25 per cent chance of rain, the IMD said.
Navdeep Dahiya, a weather reporter, tweeted on X (formerly Twitter): The second semi-final in Kolkata between Australia and South Africa is likely to be affected by rain. A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is approaching the West Bengal coast, cloud cover will be present throughout the day, with rain starting anytime after 1 or 2 pm, chances of light to moderate rain between 4 to 6 pm and then reducing back to chance of rain. Rain at night.”
The second semi-final in #Kolkata between #AUSvsSA Possibly affected by rain????
A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is approaching the West Bengal coast, cloud cover will be present throughout the day with light rain anytime after 1/2 pm, with chances of light falling on…
– Weatherman Navdeep Dahiya (@navdeepdahiya55) November 16, 2023
What will happen if rain affects the match today?
There is a reserve day; If the match is not completed today, it will be postponed to Friday. However, there is a chance of rain on Friday as well.
Weather forecast in Kolkata on November 17 (Friday)
Chances of high reduction during a match or switching to a reserve day are reduced,” Navdeep wrote on social media platform X. Also note that tomorrow’s reserve day also has a rain forecast. “The first match of the CWC23 tournament poses significant weather risks.”
What are the ICC rules for Reserve Day in Cricket World Cup 2023?
If the semi-final match between Australia and South Africa is affected by rain on Thursday, the match will be moved to a “standby day” on Friday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a ‘reserve day’ for all knockout matches in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. The “standby day” rules will kick in if at least 20 matches are not played on Thursday.
However, the IMD has forecast rain on Friday as well. If the semi-final between Australia and South Africa is not possible on Reserve Day as well, South Africa will join Team India in the 2023 Men’s World Cup final on November 19 since they finished above Australia in the league stage points. table.
According to the points table, South Africa have 14 points with a net run rate of +1.261, while Australia have 14 points with a net run rate of +0.841.
What is the net operating rate (NRR)?
Net Run Rate (NRR) is a statistical method of analyzing a cricket team’s performance. NRR in a single game is the average number of points scored by a team minus the average number of points scored against it. The NRR in a tournament is the average number of points scored by a team across the entire game minus the average number of points scored against it in the entire tournament.
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