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Rain Disrupts Warm-up Matches Ahead of The World Cup

Torrential rain led to the cancellation of the warm-up match between India and England in Guwahati on Saturday.

Torrential rain led to the cancellation of the warm-up match between host India and reigning 50-overs World Cup champions England in Guwahati on Saturday. 

India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, had won the toss and chosen to bat, but the rain began shortly after that and continued throughout the day. 

The match officials eventually abandoned the contest, with the cutoff time for play set at 7:30 pm local time.

England’s Travel Woes:

The rain delay may not be an issue for England, who endured a nearly 38-hour journey from London to Guwahati, including lengthy layovers. 

They will have the opportunity to refine their skills with a game against Bangladesh on Monday, ahead of their tournament opener on Thursday against 2019 runners-up New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

Australia vs. Netherlands Delayed:

In another warm-up encounter, the match between five-time champions Australia and the Netherlands was delayed due to a wet outfield in Thiruvananthapuram. 

This was the second warm-up match in the southern Indian city to be affected by weather, following the abandonment of South Africa’s match against Afghanistan a day earlier.

The rain disruptions serve as a reminder of the unpredictable weather conditions that can affect cricket matches and the need for flexibility in scheduling during major tournaments like the World Cup.

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