We have an exciting contest coming up in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup as Team India take on neighbours Bangladesh in their penultimate group-stage fixture of the tournament on 2nd July. Fans are understandably excited, yet concerned about the weather as there are chances of rain playing spoilsport.
The iconic Edgbaston Cricket Ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England will be where all the action unfurls. The match is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am local time (3:00 pm IST, 5:30 pm SGT/HKT) on 2nd July, Tuesday.
Without any further ado, here are the weather updates for Tuesday from in and around the Edgbaston area.
India vs Bangladesh, hourly weather forecast
The temperatures were unusually low after midnight on 2nd July but normal conditions are expected to be restored by 7:00 am – 8:00 am local time, once the sun is up. According to the British MET Department, Birmingham will see a fine and dry Tuesday, with spells of proper sunshine in between. Light breezy winds are expected to maintain the temperature at around 16 degrees Celcius to 19 degrees Celcius, which is quite normal for English conditions.
Take a look at the charts below to get a clearer picture about how the weather will pan out in an around the venue:
Bangladesh have seven points from seven matches and are currently seventh in the World Cup points table while India, with 11 points, are placed second. Shakib Al Hasan has performed consistently with both bat and ball for Bangladesh and is third in the leading run-scorers list. Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been in excellent form and has scored three centuries in just six innings. Both teams would want their star players to deliver once again in the crucial game. India suffered a blow before the match as Vijay Shankar was ruled out of World Cup 2019 due to a toe injury. Mayank Agarwal, who made his Test debut debut in Australia last year, is likely to replace Shankar in the squad.
More updates will follow soon, so stay tuned right here.