Ageas Bowl Weather Day 2: The SportsRush present before the detailed weather prediction for the first ENG vs WI Test.
All of the cricket world have their eyes at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as it is all set to witness the resumption of international cricket after the COVID-19 outbreak tomorrow.
Having already entered into a bio-secure bubble, England and West Indies will lock horns in front of an empty stadium as the whole fraternity will be observing the sport not just for entertainment but also to jot down points for eventually each country’s next home fixture is highly likely to follow the same pattern.
With West Indies currently having the Wisden Trophy on the back of defeating England 2-1 at home in 2018, they would be looking to retain the trophy even on the back of a drawn series. It is worth mentioning that the last time West Indies won a Test series in England was way back in 1988.
In what will be only the fourth Test at the venue, England have won their last two matches here. On the other hand, West Indies have never played a Test match in Southampton.
Ageas Bowl Weather Day 2
Any quantity of rain in Southampton would unequivocally be the last thing which fans round the globe would be expecting in the next few days. To the fans’ dislike, the forecast for the first two days of the Test match shows clouds with little rain.
Cricket will try and get back to its feet tomorrow. #ENGvWI
Lots of excitement and hope at the same time.
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 7, 2020
While it wouldn’t be a case of rain washing out an entire day, one can’t also rule the possibility of losing some overs on Wednesday (55%) and Thursday (25%). Given the murmurs about the slowness of the surface, any amount of rain will only add on to the same at the Ageas Bowl.
As far as the next three days are concerned, the weather forecast hints at being partly sunny and partly cloud without much rain especially on Saturday and Sunday.