Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is currently in Southampton for the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), recently provided a positive update about the weather conditions at the Ageas Bowl.
The first day of the WTC final between India and New Zealand was washed out as rain played a spoilsport. However, as per the current weather situation in Southampton, fans can expect some action on Day 2.
Sharing the good news with his fans and followers, Karthik on Saturday took to his official Twitter handle and posted a picture with the sun shining upon the stadium.
Captioning the post, Karthik wrote, “Waking up to the sun.”
Though the International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept June 23 as the reserve day for the finale, if the game still ends in a draw, both sides would be declared as the joint winners.
Notably, the weather report for the second day of the WTC final is better. There is only a 10 % chance of raining until 4 PM (GMT), according to the UK’s Met Office.
While India have announced their playing XI a day in advance of the high-octane clash, Kiwis have kept their cards close to the chest.
Talking about the same, New Zealand batsman Tom Latham said, “We haven’t confirmed the final 11 yet. We’ll have to wait to have a chance to have a look at the wicket etc.
“I’m sure Kane and Steady (Gary Stead) have a few contingencies in the plan. We’ll have to wait till the covers come off,” Latham was quoted as saying by The New Zealand Herald.