IND vs ENG, ODI World Cup 2023: Will Weather play a spoilsport in today’s World Cup clash?

ODI World Cup 2023, IND vs ENG: Is the weather going to disrupt today's highly anticipated World Cup match between India and England at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow?

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In the 29th match of the World Cup, India is set to face England, who are the defending champions, but currently find themselves in a precarious position with just one victory in their last five games in India. This dismal performance marks the worst start by a defending champion in the World Cup since the 1999 edition. The one-time winners, Sri Lanka, had similarly won only two of their first five league matches during the 1999 World Cup, ultimately failing to advance to the knockout stage.

On the other hand, Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, has shown remarkable form, winning their first five encounters. They recently broke a 20-year-old jinx by defeating New Zealand in a major event, which sets the stage for an intense face-off with England. However, there's a looming question: will Lucknow's unpredictable weather play spoilsport in this crucial World Cup encounter?

According to, the meteorological conditions are somewhat favorable, with a minimal 1% chance of rain during the day and 2% at night. This indicates that the India vs. England match at the Ekana Stadium is unlikely to be affected by rain.  Humidity levels are forecasted to be around 42% during the day, increasing to 63% at night. With mostly cloudy skies and temperatures around 31°C during the day and 18°C at night, the weather seems set to favor an uninterrupted game.

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England’s poor show in the World Cup

As England languish near the bottom of the World Cup points table, they face an uphill battle to secure a spot in the tournament's final four. The defending champions have deployed all 15 players from their World Cup squad in India, including their skipper, Jos Buttler, who made a surprising decision to leave their vice-captain out of three World Cup games.

To end their winless streak in Lucknow, England must confront a formidable Indian side that has already defeated Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand in their first five games. The 2023 ICC World Cup has been a tournament filled with unexpected twists and turns, and England's underwhelming performance has been a key narrative. As they prepare to face India in a do-or-die match, the cricketing world holds its breath, anticipating the outcome of a critical clash that could define their World Cup journey.

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