India Vs Bangladesh Cricket World Cup 2023 Weather Update: Will IND Vs BAN Match Get Cancelled In Pune Due To Rain?
On Thursday, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune, India and Bangladesh will face each other in match number 16 of the Cricket World Cup 2023.
The weather in Pune has deteriorated before the highly significant match. Journalists based in Pune have posted about a drizzle occurring in the same area of the city where the match is scheduled to take place.
For the first time in the World Cup, the threat of rain has returned during India's match in India.
As the rain began, the ground staff diligently covered the entire ground in preparation for the India vs Bangladesh match.
The ground staff is likely to keep the pitch and the 30-yard circle covered throughout the night, which could potentially impact the condition of the pitch tomorrow.
If it rains throughout the night, it is likely that the pitch will have increased moisture, resulting in a wicket that is more favourable for bowlers.
The dryness of the wicket will dissipate, resulting in a more challenging batting experience for both teams. If that is indeed the situation, it is possible that R Ashwin may make a comeback into the playing 11, replacing Shardul Thakur.
With the inclusion of Ashwin, India's bowling attack will boast three truly exceptional spinners, namely Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ashwin himself.
Weather Update Pune: India vs Bangladesh
Great news for fans of India and Bangladesh! There is no threat of rain in Pune on October 19th, which is the day of the match. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 pm IST and is expected to conclude by 10 pm IST.
According to Accuweather, the probability of precipitation in Pune is estimated to be between 1 and 3 percent from the afternoon until midnight.
Today in Pune, there will be no cloud cover.
What can we expect from the pitch in Pune for the India vs Bangladesh match? The answer to that question is still unknown. Historically, Pune has been known for its low and slow playing surface.
Spinners occasionally come into play on this pitch. If it rains overnight, it will impact the condition of the pitch. It is worth noting that India's captain, Rohit Sharma, has refrained from bowling in cricket matches for quite some time.
However, he has been diligently practising his off-spin in the nets in preparation for the upcoming World Cup match against Bangladesh.
India's Probable XI vs Bangladesh
India will have to wait and watch to see what the surface is. If it is spin-friendly, expect Ashwin to return, otherwise Shardul Thakur will play. India may not want to make any further change in the playing 11 for the Bangladesh match.
India Probable XI for Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav