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Friday, June 14, 2019 • Common Sport News Comments

For the fourth time within a week, Inbetween the period of 7th to 13th of June, A match at the ICC cricket world cup 2019, Has got abandoned or called off after few overs of play.

#INDVsNZ #CWC2019 #Nottinghamshire Match abandoned without toss

The 4th time within a week: Match gets abandoned

7th June @ Bristol #PAKvsSL (No toss )

10th June @Southampton #SAvsWI SA 29/2 (7.3 overs )

11th June @ Bristol #SLvsBAN (No toss)

Today, 13th June #INDvsNZ (No toss )

As of now, Excluding Afghanistan, Australia, and England, 7 teams have got affected by Rain in this tournament, Wherein Sri Lanka had to lose out on two consecutive fixtures. However, With just one victory and one loss in the tournament, Sri Lanka has got the best help from the rain as they've moved on to the fifth spot with 4 points. However, The current Sri Lankan side would have lost both those fixtures, Taking into the account the current form of the side! With due respect to the past glory of that team and its legends, This too has to be taken as a point.

Similarly, The current Windies side had all probabilities in favor of them to pull off a win against the current South African side, A contrast reversal to the general assumptions of the past few years. Similarly, Having lost 3 matches prior to that, South Africa would have felt dejected not to play a full game and secure the first points by winning instead of getting it gifted by the rain. As far as India and New Zealand are concerned, New Zealand had a 4-3 ratio advantage in the world cup! A possibility of an Indian victory could have leveled the equation, While the kiwis would have wished to become the first team to register four consecutive victories in this tournament.

As a matter of fact, A meeting between these two teams didn't happen at all, After the 2003 world cup. A 16-year wait still continues and it remains to be seen if these two teams could meet in at least the knockout stage.Here's what the Captains had to say after the much-anticipated match was abandoned.

Kohli: Disappointing not to get any game time at all. From the player's point of view and where the teams are placed, it was better suited not to take the field when it is not safe to play. Don't want an injury at this stage. We've been playing some good cricket, we're not too worried about where we stand. Having two wins does give you confidence. A couple of practice sessions and we should be fine. It's only about getting game time and that should happen on Sunday. (On the Indo-Pak rivalry) As soon as you enter the field, it's all calm. All the excitement and frenzy around the game could intimidate guys who are playing for the first time. For us, it's about executing our skills and we're all professionals. It's been competitive for a while now, it's been a marquee event and it's an honor to be a part of such an event. (On Dhawan) He's gonna be in a plaster for a couple of weeks and then, we'll assess where he stands. Hopefully, he heals quickly and should be available for the latter half of our league stages, and the semifinals as well.

Kane Williamson: "Been about four days and we haven't seen the sun, so this doesn't surprise us. It's not ideal, but a little bit of time off is also important. We have some break now midway through, so it's a good chance for the guys to freshen up and look forward to the next challenge. Southee, Nicholls has progressed nicely. South Africa is a very good side, we know every time we play them, they're extremely competitive, but we have a few days to refresh and come back. Every game has similar worth, every time you're trying to prepare as well as we can."

India will face arch-rivals Pakistan, At Manchester on Sunday, Obviously, If the rain god has ample concern about the fans.

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