Although the rain stopped in Southampton, it was decided to cancel today’s game due to water on the field.
Southampton : The final match of the first World Test Championship (WTC Final 2021) between India and New Zealand will be played in Southampton. The match was scheduled to start today. However, the BCCI said that today’s game was canceled due to rain. The match will kick off tomorrow at 10.30am local time (exactly 3pm Indian time), the BCCI said. The ICC had reserved a day for the match. Therefore, according to ICC rules, the match can be played between June 19 and 23. (WTC India vs New Zealand final: play on day 1 canceled due to rain, wet garden)
Meanwhile, even though the rain stopped in Southampton tonight, it was decided to cancel today’s game due to water on the field. The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) has announced the cancellation of today’s match in a tweet. Initially, only the first season was canceled. The game was said to start after lunch. However, today’s game was canceled due to waterlogging in the ground.
It had been raining in Southampton since this morning. This did not even result in a coin flip. The referees on the field from time to time inspected whether the field was suitable for playing. But it was decided to cancel today’s game as both the field and the terrain were not suitable for today’s game.
UPDATE – Unfortunately, the game on Day 1 was suspended due to rain. Tomorrow starts at 10:30 a.m. M., Local time.# WTC21
– BCCI (CCBCCI) June 18, 2021
98 overs game on day two
In the meantime, now that the first day’s game has been wasted, the day will be refunded on a reserved day. June 23 is reserved for this great meeting. Additionally, a total of 98 overs will be played on the second day. The second and third sessions of the second day will have a total of 30 minutes of extra play, 15 minutes each.
Day 1 has been summoned in the Hampshire Bowl. A short rainless spell after lunch, but he’s back and the Match Officials have called. 98 overs are now scheduled for tomorrow with a local start from 10 to 30 a.m. # WTC21 pic.twitter.com/XRzie08aAP
– BLACKCAPS (LABLACKCAPS) June 18, 2021
India team playing eleven
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shubhaman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (goalkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami.