India vs Nepal, will this match be washed out like the one in Pallekelle? What will be the consequences of it? What are the predictions for today’s game? In this article, we will talk about the India vs Nepal match. Although the result may look obvious, things can change when lady luck is not on your side. Let’s have a look at today’s game.
Condition of both teams so far
India is in the 2nd spot in group A. They were in danger against Pakistan. However, rain saved the day, and the match was concluded with each team getting one point. India now has one point. They do not have Jasprit Bumrah on the day of the game, tho. He went back to India after the birth of his first child. He will skip this match, and pundits are anticipating the return of Shami in the squad as a replacement.
Nepal will be looking forward to a tough match. But they are ready to give tough times to the opposition as well. The green shirts thrashed them. But if they manage to win this match, it will be a tough time for India.
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Although Pallekelle was a batter’s paradise, the weather has become their worst nightmares. We all saw how bamboozled Virat was against Shaheen. The pitch will favor the pacers, meaning the score may not exceed 270.
Karan KC and Sompal were the players who showed discipline against the hosts. However, the pitch condition will favor the fast bowlers. They were heavily relying on their leggie. Nepal’s bowling strength is cut in half if he is neutralized due to pitch conditions.
On the other side, Indian fast bowlers will have a field trip. The star-studded team will be looking forward to playing this match with full force and ensuring their presence in the next stage. Bumrah will be absent, but Bhuvi and co will swing the ball. Siraj can hit the deck hard and cause problems for the batters.
What if the rain stops play?
If rain stops the play, India will move to the next stage. However, if things are left to the DL method and Nepal manages to win the match, things will be disastrous for India. They will end up with 1 point, and Nepal will have 2 points, making them enter the super-4 stage. Rohit Sharma has to ensure his team wins this match.
We all know it is pretty challenging for Nepal to win this contest. But you never know what the heavens have written for you. If rain dismisses the play and things return to the DL method, Nepal can have a solid chance. It is arrogant to say all of this. However, you have to look at the reality. But, there is always a room for miracles. You never know.