Birmingham June 3: India will take on Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy Group B opener at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 4.
When it comes to India and Pakistan playing, it is much more than just a game, it is about a reputation, it is about patriotism, and it’s about the long-drawn history of both these countries. Fans are excited to watch the clash, and all their plans have been cancelled for Sunday, every schedule is free to sit back and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
In a major scare for fans across the globe waiting for the highly anticipated ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash between India and Pakistan in Birmingham, rain gods may end up acting as a hindrance to the upcoming game.
The Indian team was on Friday forced to conduct an indoor net session due to an afternoon thundershower.
The Indian team arrived at the training facility in Edgbaston to the pitter-patter of rain, forcing the players to play indoor. The situation is expected to remain unchanged on Saturday with a thunderstorm forecast in the afternoon. On Sunday, there might be a slight improvement but the threat of rain can’t be completely ruled out.
The fourth match of the series, and the first match for both India as well as Pakistan may see some hindrance in the form of rainfall. The game is scheduled to be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground which lies in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham in England. The game will begin at 3:00 PM (IST), which means 7:30 PM, local time. There is a rain threat over looming over India vs. Pakistan match. Weathermen predict that some rains may occur acting as a hindrance to the match between India and Pakistan.
Interestingly, during the last edition of Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at the same venue weather played spoilsport and was intervened by rain couple of times. It was reduced to 40 overs a side before India were handed a target of 102 runs from 22 overs. India eventually won the contest by eight wickets.
However, we will continue to pray to the rain gods to keep those showers away. With already a game washed out at Edgbaston, fingers are crossed for this all-important Indo-Pak contest.