India is ready to face Bangladesh in their fourth match of the 2023 ODI World Cup in Pune. The weather in Pune has been getting worse, with the threat of showers returning for the first time in the Indian match of this World Cup. Pune experienced Rain on Wednesday, forcing ground staff to cover the main pitch. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast partly cloudy skies for Wednesday, but it seems Thursday will see better weather. This year, the monsoon in Maharashtra lasted until October. India enters its fourth match of the World Cup with an undefeated record, while Bangladesh has lost two straight games to England and New Zealand.
Before the India vs. Bangladesh game, Rain demonstrates its capabilities
With victories over Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in their opening three World Cup games, India enters Pune with an undefeated record.
India’s World Cup journey arrived in Pune
The weather on the eve of India’s contest against Bangladesh on Thursday gave them a slight scare. In their fourth match of the 2023 ODI World Cup in Pune, India will take on Bangladesh, looking to maintain their winning streak. At the site, it will be the opening game of the competition.
The Threat of Rain
Before the crucial match, the weather in Pune was getting worse. In the same part of the city where the game will take place, journalists from Pune posted articles on X of drizzle. In India’s match, the threat of Rain returned for the first time this World Cup.
On Wednesday, it rained
On Wednesday, as the two teams engaged in an optional practice session at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, it began to drip, forcing the ground staff to rush in and wrap the primary pitch.
Thursday will see better weather, acc. to IMD
Although the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast partly cloudy skies for Wednesday, it seems Thursday will see better weather. This year, the monsoon in Maharashtra lasted until October, and the area has access to showers during retrieval before the winter.
ICC World Cup 2023 games delayed due to inclement weather
It won’t be the first time rain interfered with a match at this ODI World Cup; the most recent two contests, Australia vs. Sri Lanka and South Africa vs. the Netherlands, were stopped or delayed due to showers in Lucknow and Dharamsala, respectively.
The journey of India and Bangladesh in the World Cup until now
India enters the World Cup with an undefeated record, having won all three games so far—against Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
While Bangladesh began their campaign with a victory over Afghanistan, they have now dropped two straight games to England and New Zealand.
On Thursday, the match got kicked off at 2:00 PM IST.