T20 World Cup, Super 12 match: The weather forecast for the India v Zimbabwe match on Sunday looks promising. The conditions are likely to remain partly cloudy in the beginning and the sky will get clear as the match progresses.
India will take on Zimbabwe in their final group match. (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: India will take on Zimbabwe with the aim of securing their T20 World Cup semi-final spot at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6.
India currently lead the Group 2 table with six points from four matches, whereas Zimbabwe sit in fifth position with three points from four matches.
As many as four T20 World Cup matches were affected owing to rain in Melbourne. However, the weather forecast for the India v Zimbabwe match on Sunday looks promising. The conditions are likely to remain partly cloudy in the beginning and the sky will get clear as the match progresses.
Even if there is a sudden shower and the match gets abandoned, India will be through to the semi-finals as they need a minimum of one point to progress further in the tournament. If India beat Zimbabwe, they will top the group and face England in the last-four match.
Veteran India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on the eve of the match stated that India will not take Zimbabwe lightly as the opponents have played some “wonderful” cricket.
“We need to be clinical, as clinical as possible. Like I said, we know no team is a push-over. You will have to still go in there, counter the early pace with the bat and still bowl good balls to be able to generate pressure. Good teams will be clinical and will put the pressure on such days, and it’s a must-win contest. We know that,” Ashwin said in the pre-match press conference.
“Like in every other contest in this T20 World Cup, it’s a must-win encounter. So, we are looking forward to the game. Zimbabwe has played some wonderful cricket, so we can’t go in there and expect them to crumble. They bowled well and batted well, so we expect that.”
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Publish date : 2022-11-06 01:57:58