India has to play its second practice match against Netherlands before entering the World Cup. This match between the two teams will be played on Tuesday (October 3) in Thiruvananthapuram. The first practice match against England in Guwahati was canceled due to rain. All the players from Guwahati went to Thiruvananthapuram, but Virat Kohli was not with the team. He suddenly returned to Mumbai.
According to media reports, Team India reached Thiruvananthapuram from Guwahati after a four-hour journey by a special flight on Sunday evening, but Kohli was not a part of the group. Kohli requested leave from the team management due to personal emergency. The team management allowed him to go home. After this Kohli flew back to Mumbai from Guwahati.
The first practice match of the Indian team was washed out due to rain. At the same time, the second practice match is also under the shadow of rain. According to Accuweather.com, Thiruvananthapuram will remain cloudy. Thunderstorm and rain are expected. The probability of rain is 96 percent and the probability of storm is 46 percent. So far, three practice matches have been affected due to rain. The South Africa-Afghanistan match in Thiruvananthapuram was washed out due to rain. At the same time, the Australia-Netherlands match was reduced to 23 overs on the same ground. However, there was no result in this match also.
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The World Cup will start on October 5. The first match will be played between defending champions England and New Zealand. At the same time, the Indian team will play its first match in the World Cup on October 8 in Chennai. There will be a match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad on 14th October.
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