On Wednesday, rain forced the abandonment of New Zealand and Afghanistan’s Super 12 encounter in the T20 World Cup before a single ball was thrown. New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup match was rained out. The Black Caps defeated champions and hosts Australia in their Super 12 opener last Saturday. They are now atop Group 1 with three points after the no-result at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They lost their first game to England. Therefore, Afghanistan is still in last place in the group.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup match rained out
In the opening game of the doubleheader at the MCG, England unexpectedly lost to Ireland. Because the play was cut short due to rain. And the English failed to reach their par score using the Duckworth-Lewis system. If it rains in Melbourne on Friday, when Australia plays England and Ireland plays Afghanistan at the MCG, that might impact the Group 1 ranking.
Gary Stead, coach of the New Zealand national rugby union team, said Thursday that the Black Caps’ hammering of the Australian national team in their opening match was all the more satisfying because of the rain on Wednesday.
“I think it helps,” he told reporters.
“I think (Ireland’s win) also shows there are no easy games right through the tournament either.
“So that’s good for cricket. It does make our pool a little bit predictable.”