Currently, all teams are preparing for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 which is all set to kick start in a couple of days. Teams are playing warm-up matches with the teams of another group. Yesterday, India and England were all set to play against each other to maintain their rhythm ahead of the start of ICC World Cup 2023 but the match was abandoned without bowling a single bowl. The players of both sides could not warm up in the warmup game India vs England in Guwahati. However, fans kept on waiting for hours to watch the game but it was called off due to heavy rains. If you are anticipating the ICC World Cup 2023, the following sections are waiting for you. Keep reading this article.
India vs England Warm-Up Match Washed Out By Rain
India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first in the warm-up match against the defending champions England. Rohit Sharma might be thinking of unleashing an attacking batting order against the English bowlers and warming their blood ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023 but the Indian batters could only wait for their batting. In the game of 100 overs, not a single bowl could be bowled as the rain continued to pour in in Guwahati on Saturday, September 30, 2023. As a result of the rain, the warm-up match was called off.
Reportedly, the rain started when only ten minutes were left to start the game. But suddenly, the forecast conditions developed and thunderstorms hit the stadium. The ground staff pulled in the covers. The officials had stated that the cut-off time for the game to start was 7:30 pm and kept 90 minutes extra to clear things up, but the weather had some other plans. The match was completely washed out by rain. Both India and England remained unwarmed in the warm-up match. Players could only warn the bench in the dressing rooms.
ICC ODI World Cup To Start On Oct 5
The most anticipated cricket tournament, ICC ODI World Cup will kick start on October 5, 2023. The first match of the tournament will be played between the defending champions and the runners-up of the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup. England will take on the challenge of New Zealand on October 5 from 2 p.m. onwards at the Narendra Modi Stadium formerly Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The second match of the tournament is between Pakistan and Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium