The first ODI between South Africa and India has had its start time modified owing to rain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday. The game will begin at 2 PM instead of its original time slot of 1:30 PM. The coin toss will start at 1:30 PM.
“Update. Rain delay The Toss and Match Time for the #INDvSA Lucknow ODI has been advanced by 30 minutes due to an early inspection. The toss is scheduled for 1:30 PM IST. The game starts at 2:00 PM IST “Tweets from BCCI.
Rain forced India to cancel its practice session on Wednesday, the day before the game, and more rain is expected on Thursday. Thus the issue to be asked — will a downpour spoil the 1st ODI in Lucknow?
According to Accuweather, 94% cloud cover is anticipated at 1 PM, and the radar indicates 1.6mm of precipitation. There would be about 82 percent humidity.
It is anticipated that there will be cloud cover throughout the day. More rain is predicted to fall again at 3 PM, so it will be interesting to see whether a drizzle or downpour ruins the game.
It is crucial to note that the first team has left for Australia for the forthcoming T20 World Cup as the backup side prepares for the ODI series. On Thursday morning, the squad led by Rohit Sharma departed for Australia.