New Zealand vs South Africa Birmingham weather update: Rain unlikely to play spoilsport

The World Cup 2019 match between South Africa and New Zealand in Birmingham was delayed due to wet outfield, but the forecast looks promising for remainder of the day.

Although rain delayed the start of New Zealand vs South Africa World Cup 2019 match, the weather forecast looks promising for the day.   -  AFP

The World Cup 2019 match between South Africa and New Zealand in Birmingham on Wednesday was delayed due to wet outfield.

However, the forecast looks promising for remainder of the day although showers have been predicted for afternoon. "In Birmingham today after cloudy start there will be a chance of showers at around lunchtime before a largely dry afternoon with sunny spells developing later in the day. Temperatures are likely to reach 17 degrees," a British met official said.

India's match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on was the fourth match of World Cup 2019 to be abandoned so far, and the third to be called off without a ball being bowled.

This has already surpassed the previous highest number of washed-out matches in a World Cup - two in 1992 and 2003.