IND vs AUS WTC Final 2023 Day 5 is becoming more intriguing as weather conditions might change the course of the match, know the report and forecast today at the Oval
The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2021–23 summit showdown’s grand finale is set to take place on Sunday, June 11, at London’s prestigious Kennington Oval. This gripping encounter carries the potential to determine the champion of the prestigious ICC red-ball tournament.
Oval London weather forecast and report today in June WTC Final 2023 IND vs AUS
The Rohit Sharma-led Team India is putting on an incredible show of talent and tenacity as they chase an incredible 280 runs on Day 5 in an attempt to win the World T20 for the second time in a row. After losing early wickets on day 4, Ajinkya Rahane (20*) and Virat Kohli (44*) continue to defend the crease for India.
As fervent fans and dedicated players from both sides gear up for a historic final day, a lingering concern looms overhead in the form of unpredictable weather at the hallowed venue in London. As a result, it becomes crucial to carefully examine the weather prediction for the pivotal Day 5 of the gripping WTC final. So, let’s have a look at it:
Weather forecast for IND vs AUS WTC Final 2023 Day 5
In spite of early failures, India is motivated to win the major event after falling short against New Zealand in the 2021 WTC Final. However, it seems that the forecast for Day 5’s weather in London is another obstacle in their path.
The weather forecast from “Accuweather” indicates that it will be bright with a cloud cover of 46% and wind gusts traveling at a rate of 27 km/h throughout the morning session when the match starts at 10:30 a.m. in London (3:00 p.m. IST).
Similarly, “BBC Weather” predicts bright skies and a temperature range of 23 to 26 degrees centigrade for the morning session. However, the website also predicted that there may be a risk of rainfall in the afternoon session, with a humidity level of 45%.
Given that 70% of the sky is covered in clouds, there is a minor probability of showers at the event site in the second half of the day.
What will happen if rain interrupts the game on Day 5?
If Day 5 is washed out, a reserve day (June 12) is offered; however, it won’t be used until a sizable portion of the overs is lost.
For instance, if only one hour of play is impacted, the match will be extended by an additional hour. However, if rain disrupts the game for multiple hours, the final will continue on the reserve day, but only for the same duration lost on Day 5. Even after using the reserve day, if there is still a tie, India and Australia will be crowned joint winners.