ENG vs AUS, 2nd ODI - Weather Forecast
Rain threatening the game?
England and Australia are all set to lock horns in the second of the five-match ODI series which will be played at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The hosts have taken an early lead after winning the first game a couple of days ago by 3 wickets and would be hoping to put up an even more clinical performance against the struggling Aussies. However, the Men in Yellow would be looking to make amends and come back strongly. But for that to happen, the weather in Cardiff should be good enough.
Eoin Morgan himself has shown some good form in the recent past and he would hope that the likes of Jason Roy and Alex Hales also score runs at the top to let the middle-order play freely. On the other hand, Tim Paine’s role in the line-up is being questioned now after the way he threw away his wicket while batting at 5. It is important for them that the senior player like Aaron Finch guide the scoreboard until the end by playing a match-winning knock in the absence of the stalwarts.
Will it rain in Cardiff?
According to AccuWeather, currently, it is raining in Cardiff which is possibly a passing shower. But the weather is set to remain cloudy in the lead up to the game as the temperatures will hover around 15 Degree Celsius and it will be a lot cooler. Moreover, around 10 AM local time, there are 51% chances of rain which might delay the proceedings as it will remain cloudy until 2 PM.
The sun will come out later in the afternoon but cloud cover will stay threatening the game to interrupt. It should not be a surprise if we have frequent interruptions during the match and a curtailed encounter might be on offer. The game shouldn’t be abandoned though and the crowd will witness a thrilling game.
Overall Verdict: There are chances of showers at the start of the game but things should get clear in the afternoon. However, the clouds will continuously hover and the groundsmen will have to be on their toes throughout.