(Web Desk) – As India and Pakistan are ready to go ablaze on June 18, the fans could receive a major setback due to interruptions caused by rain. The weather is expected to be overcast in Kennington Oval, London, on the coming Sunday.
We are finally about to witness a Pakistan-India final in an ICC event after a huge gap of nine years. The last time they played together in such a match was on 2007 World T20 final. While India has a huge advantage with their recent form, Pakistan leads in the head to head records in tournament finals against India if we include the Asia Cup and other events.
Both the semi-finals went swiftly and were not interrupted by rain, let alone the second semi-final which started late due to a drizzle but was played on schedule later on. Rain could bother both teams on June 18 because showers are expected during the afternoon, during the match hours.
However, the plus point is that ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final has a reserve day. If the game gets washed out completely without any ball being bowled or the play gets interrupted due to rain at any moment, the match can be resumed on the reserve day.
Even then, if the match is not completed then India and Pakistan will share the CT17 trophy. The two teams will play Super Over if the match is tied. If even the Super Over is not possible due to rain then the teams will share the Champions Trophy title.
In the 2002 edition of ICC Champions Trophy, India and Sri Lanka had to share the trophy due to play wash out on actual and reserve days. It also happened to India in 2003 again when they were to play a triangular series final against South Africa, after eliminating Bangladesh.