India meets Bangladesh in the fourth group stage match of the 2022 T20 World Cup. The game takes place on November 2nd (Wednesday) at the Adelaide Oval. Both teams must win the upcoming game at all costs as a loss will affect their chances of qualifying for the next round.
India cannot afford to lose the vital game, as it will damper their chances to reach the Semi
The weather is also likely to play a decisive role in the competition. Fortunately, India’s games have not been interrupted by rain so far, but reports suggest the rain could play a trick when the Men in Blue play Bangladesh in Adelaide.
There is a 60% chance of rain on the eve of a game.
Wednesday’s forecast is cloudy, with an average (60 percent) chance of rain, most likely in the evening, with south-westerly winds of 20-30 km/h, according to the Australian State Meteorological Bureau.
According to Accuweather, cooler weather with cloud cover in excess of 70 percent is expected early in the game Rain is expected around 20:00 and 23:00. With both teams currently level on points, spectators are hoping that the weather will not spoil Wednesday’s exciting competition.
Meanwhile, India head coach Rahul Dravid supported Indian KL rookie Rahul, who is having a weak spell in the tournament “We showed our full support for KL Rahul in words and actions,” Dravid said in a pre-game press conference. Dravid highlighted the fact that Rahul is a fantastic player and he, along with skipper Rohit Sharma, has full confidence in the first batsman.
India takes on Bangladesh in a crucial Super 12 match in Adelaide.
India needs to beat Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to qualify safely.
The Super 12 game in Adelaide threatens to be called off due to rain, boosting chances of reaching the semi-finals when Bangladesh faces Bangladesh in a key Super 12 game in Adelaide on Wednesday 2 November. Notably, India defeated Pakistan and the Netherlands before losing by five wickets to South Africa, who led Group 2 by five points.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has caused controversy in Adelaide by revealing that winning this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is not the team’s main goal. Bangladesh also said he could go ahead with two wins but Shakib had to create a big upset against India.
“India is my favorite. They came here to win the World Cup. We are not the favorites; we are not here to win the World Cup. I am well-versed in the situation. I am fully aware that a win against India would be an upset. We will play our best cricket and try to surprise,” said Shakib Al Hasan.