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T20 World Cup Final: Will Rain Wash Away the Glory?

Sumant Mandal
3 weeks ago

Cricket fans around the world are buzzing with anticipation! The stage is set for the much-awaited World Cup final between India and South Africa. However, a dark cloud hangs over Kensington Oval in Barbados – the threat of rain.

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Weather forecasts are predicting a worrying 49% chance of rain interrupting the match scheduled for Saturday. This has thrown a wrench into the plans of millions of fans who were eagerly waiting to witness cricketing history unfold. But fear not, there’s a silver lining!

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But wait! There’s a silver lining. The ICC, ever prepared, has a backup plan.

A Reserve Day and a Shortened T20 World Cup Final Match

The ICC has a reserve day set aside for the final, which falls on Sunday, June 30th. This means that even if rain disrupts the scheduled match on Saturday, there’s a chance to witness the cricketing spectacle a day later.

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However, there’s a catch. As per ICC regulations, the match needs a minimum of 5 overs per side to constitute a valid game. If the rain persists and prevents even that minimum requirement from being fulfilled, the trophy will be shared between India and South Africa – a scenario no cricket fan truly desires.

A Chance for Redemption or a Heartbreaking Washout?

An interesting fact for the die-hard fans: This isn’t the first time India and South Africa have clashed in a World Cup final. Throughout the history of the tournament, these cricketing giants have faced off six times, with India holding a slight edge in their head-to-head record.

So, will history repeat itself, or will South Africa finally lift the coveted trophy? Will rain play a cruel hand and deny us a thrilling finish?

The answer lies in the hands of the weather gods. But what about you? What’s your prediction for the T20 World Cup final?

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