The T20 World Cup has seen a number of dramatic finishes in the Super 12 stage, with Zimbabwe and Ireland pulling off stunning upsets. However, the rain dampened the spirits of cricket fans and several matches were delayed and even washed out. With a place in the semi-finals at stake, the suspension of matches does not bode well for the teams.
On October 28, matches between Afghanistan and Ireland, as well as a high-voltage clash between England and Australia, were called off due to rain. All four teams had to share one point; As they were all from Group 1, this had a significant impact on the points table, with England moving up to second place and Afghanistan remaining at the bottom.
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Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan was shocked by the measures that washed out the match between rivals Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Vaughn took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the whole situation. He also suggested using the roof to cover the ground in Melbourne.
“Rainy season in Australia .. Melbourne stadium with open roof ..!!!!! Don’t you think it’s a smart use ???,” Vaughan tweeted.
The 47-year-old drew comparisons with cricket grounds in Sri Lanka, where he said the arrangements were much better even in stormy conditions.
“Also, can I ask why they close the whole ground and play so fast when there is a severe thunderstorm in Sri Lanka… Why is the MCG not completely closed for the last 2 days????”, he complained. former cricketer.
Rain has affected only one match in Group 2 with India. Team India is currently leading their group with two wins from two matches. South Africa are second with three points as one of their matches was also postponed due to rain (against Zimbabwe). The top two teams in each group qualify for the semi-finals.