Toss at 12:30 PM to start at 1 PM*
*local time. So if the rain stays away then half an hour to toss the coin. It will be 43 overs per side. promising.
UPDATE: The rain has stopped
The umpires are wandering here and there in order to get their pink kagools. It looks hazy so expect the rain to continue. The cut-off for entering a game is at 4.08 pm local time.
Suitable for the scene in Wellington right now.
“Sadeh Rehat Edih Dena Noor Yet. Semok Niyar Ehat Phi”
If you are out and have an idea, theory or something to get off your chest (preferably cricket related) then give me an email or tweet @Jimbo_Cricket, In the meantime there are too many straws here for me to grab.
Decent facial hair but not a single international century in sight.
Still waiting for more updates from the ground btw, not like you guessed.
Coincidentally I remember feeling a greater sense of failure than usual when I turned 27 – ever since I read that was the age of Paul McCartney when the Beatles broke up.
I didn’t even get an ODI century till the age of thirty.
It’s raining all around and the covers are well and truly in place at the moment but hopefully things clear up in the next hour or so so fingers are crossed and we’ll play a game.
Hello and welcome
OBO of Australia vs Bangladesh in Wellington.
The latest chapter in Australia’s World Cup dominance
We 25. have reachedth This World Cup match, a stage of proceedings where an Australian victory is as certain as the rising and setting of the sun, as certain as death and tax.
Meg Lanning’s team has won all the players in this tournament so far – it’s played six, won six for them. He has pulled off record run chases, blown off the sides with the ball and taken some gravity defying catches. A berth booked safely in the semi-finals they will be looking to continue their unbeaten run and carry that buzz word ‘momentum’ into the fast end of the tournament. Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the game after suffering from a back spasm (horrible phrase) during South Africa’s loss. Word around the net is that she will recover in time for the semi-finals. The Australian team can make some changes in it and may be out of the group stage.
Bangladesh? Well, they had a historic day in Hamilton, beating Pakistan by nine runs to win the World Cup for the first time. They’ve been kind, but probably deserve to have more at the table than on the second floor. Fielding and bowling are his strongest suits and he has already pushed West Indies to the wire and intimidated India.
Can they take some of the shine out of Australia’s gold rush? probably not, But you never know, that’s why we’re all here, I guess.
Play is scheduled to begin at 11am/9am AEDT/10am GMT local time in Wellington – but there is due to some rain around.
I will bring news of the toss, teams and possible rainfall soon.