The first semi-final among India and New Zealand entered the record books as it turned into the first World Cup knockout match to spill into the reserve day. A consistent sprinkle in Manchester on Tuesday constrained the match authorities to cancel play and resume the game on the next day.
The wet climate has been an issue in England and upwards of 4 matches have been relinquished because of downpour in World Cup 2019.
With downpour returning for the knockout stages too, everyone’s eyes are on the climate figure. The famous Edgbaston in Birmingham has the second semi-final between hosts England and defending champions Australia on Thursday.
England vs Australia, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Weather Forecast for Birmingham on Thursday
11:30 am IST: No surprises, there is downpour risk in Birmingham on Thursday. The second semi-final among England and Australia is probably going to be hindered by light showers, particularly toward the evening.
England and Australia start their semi-final battle from 10:30 AM BST and 3 PM IST on Thursday.
A rather cloudy start with some outbreaks of light rain, but the rain will steadily ease with some bright spells developing. Isolated showers are possible during the afternoon, with one or two on the heavy side. Feeling warm and humid, Met Office forecast says.
Remember, there is a reserve day for the second semi-final also.
When does a World Cup 2019 match spill into the reserve day
In case of poor climate, for instance, steps will be taken to have the option to complete the match that day – decreasing the number of overs down to the base of 20 overs for every group expected to accomplish an outcome, or by stretching out the match by up to 120 min.
In the event that there is still no outcome on the booked match day, play will proceed on the Reserve Day, utilizing a similar begin time and long stretches of play as the planned match day.