PITCH INSPECTION: 12:30pm
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PITCH INSPECTION: 10:30AM
Welcome to Trent Bridge!
Will there be cricket? Once I arrived right here final night time within the motor house that took me from Taunton to Nottingham, we didn’t assume so. It was torrential. It was biblical. It was not match for the game we love. Nonetheless, regardless of mizzle and drizzle and all the remaining over the past couple of hours, it hasn’t poured. There’s a delicate breeze working throughout Trent Bridge. We’re an opportunity. Most likely not on the scheduled beginning time of 10:30am, however supplied this break of types within the climate continues, I feel we’re a giant hope of getting on. At a contemporary floor like Trent Bridge, maybe ahead of is perhaps the case if we have been at a non-Take a look at venue.
With expectations so cruelly constructed up like that, I’m positive it’ll bucket down as quickly as I hit ship. But when we don’t, each groups have a giant alternative to benefit from the washouts from earlier within the week by claiming two factors and remaining undefeated. Whoever does would possibly have already got a few toes into the ultimate 4.
In Blackcaps land, they’re match and firing. Tim Southee – the Lennon to Trent Boult’s McCartney within the swing stakes – is match and out there. They’d be made to not decide each of them on a morning like this. Alongside Lockie Ferguson – the quickest bowler within the World Cup thus far – and Matt Henry, that’s fairly the quartet.
India boast comparable choice riches. Nicely, with the ball a minimum of. They’re, nonetheless, lacking Shikhar Dhawan with a thumb harm for a few video games, which he acquired when stroking a stunning ton in opposition to Australia on Sunday. The margin of victory there (36 runs) ought to have been so much larger. They thrashed them, actually.
Whichever approach all of it performs out, relaxation assured that the OBO might be right here to maintain you firm. In the event that they do get on, let’s hope for a recreation half as charming as yesterday. Given I’m at the moment scripting this sitting on the bottom within the Trent Bridge automobile park (lengthy story; accreditation, urgh!) I’ll simply be a couple of minutes getting my act collectively and popping upstairs. However don’t delay: drop me a line. Tweet me. Good morning.