The weather in Adelaide has been a bit of a mixed bag during the IND vs ENG T20 World Cup semi-final. It rained overnight, which made the day start quite cloudy. However, the rain should not impact the game too much as it is scheduled to clear up later in the day.
India and England will face off against each other in the second semifinal of the 2022 T20 World Cup. India is coming into this match with only one loss in the Super 12 stage of the tournament, while England lost multiple matches due to rain interruptions. This highly anticipated clash between two of the best cricket teams in the world is sure to be an exciting match.
India had finished top of Group 2 in the T20 World Cup, having taken eight points in five matches and a net run rate of 1.319. England, on the other hand, was second behind New Zealand in Group 1 with seven points in five matches and a net run rate of 0.473. The winner of Thursday’s match between India and England will face Pakistan in the final, with Babar Azam’s men having beaten New Zealand by seven wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Will the rain have an impact on India vs England T20 World Cup semi-final?
Even in the case of rain, the Adelaide Oval will host the semi-final and there is little chance of a washout due to the fact that there is a reserve day. The reserve day will come into play if it is decided that a five-overs-a-side match is not possible. If the reserve day is also rained out, then the team that fared better in the standings will advance to the final. In this particular instance, that would be India, which topped Group 2 while England was second in Group 1.
India has enjoyed a lot of success against England in the recent bilateral T20I series. England has not been able to beat India in bilateral series held at home or away since early 2017. This year, India beat England 2-1 in a three-match series held at the latter’s home.