Rain threatens crucial IND vs AUS T20 World Cup 2024 clash in St Lucia


ISLAMABAD: The highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Group 1 match between India and Australia in St Lucia today could be significantly impacted by rain.

According to AccuWeather, there’s a high chance of rain throughout Monday. The match is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am (local time).

Here’s the hourly weather forecast for St Lucia:

9:00 am: 64% chance of rain

10:00 am: 40% chance of rain

11:00 am: 34% chance of rain

12:00 pm: 37% chance of rain

1:00 pm: 47% chance of rain

2:00 pm: 51% chance of rain

3:00 pm: 51% chance of rain

If the entire match is washed out, both teams will receive one point each. This will secure India’s place in the semi-finals, while Australia’s progression will depend on the outcome of the Afghanistan vs Bangladesh match. If Bangladesh wins, Australia will advance to the semi-finals. However, if Afghanistan wins, Australia will be eliminated from the semi-final race.

Also read: T20 World Cup: semi-final spots on edge after Afghanistan defeat Australia

Indian captain Rohit Sharma discussed the team’s batting approach ahead of the match. “In T20s, it’s not about getting fifties and hundreds. It’s about putting pressure on the opposition. That’s our game plan, and we encourage our players to play that way. Understanding the conditions is important, but we have a lot of experience in our squad, and we trust our players to use that experience on the field,” he said.

Probable lineups:

Australia

Travis Head

David Warner

Mitchell Marsh (c)

Glenn Maxwell

Marcus Stoinis

Tim David

Matthew Wade (wk)

Pat Cummins

Mitchell Starc/Ashton Agar

Adam Zampa

Josh Hazlewood

India

Rohit Sharma (c)

Virat Kohli

Rishabh Pant (wk)

Suryakumar Yadav

Shivam Dube

Hardik Pandya

Axar Patel

Ravindra Jadeja

Arshdeep Singh

Kuldeep Yadav

Jasprit Bumrah

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