In this years Champions Trophy rain interruptions have become a regular occurrence. Yesterday’s India-Pakistan match became a curtailed over match due to rain interruptions. And it seems like Bangladesh’s match against Australia will face the similar fate.
Today Bangladesh are scheduled to take on Australia in their second match of the group stage. The match will take place at the Kennington Oval in London. This will be one of the two scheduled day-night matches in this years Champions Trophy.
The starting time is 1.30 PM local time(BD Time 6 PM). But according to the BBC weather forecast there is a chance of light showers starting from 4 PM and the light showers could turn into heavy showers from 7 PM onward.There is also a chance of light showers later in the night at 10 PM, which could turn into heavy showers from 1 AM.
The match is scheduled to be over by 9-9.30 PM local time. But if there are rain interruptions there is a good chance the match will become a curtailed over match and both the sides would have to do the complicated calculations of the Duckworth-Lewis method. For both Australia and Bangladesh this is a do-or-die match.Bangladesh lost their 1st match against England and Australia’s 1st match was washed out by rain. Both the teams desperately require a victory to stay alive in the competition. But if the match is abandoned the sides will have to be happy with a point each. Cricket fans of the two nations are praying that the rain will stay away and we will be treated with an exciting cricket match.