SA vs WI: When will South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI start? Here’s the Buffalo Park East London Weather update

Updated on: Mar 16, 2023 5:00 pm IST

SA vs WI

In a massive breaking news update, the South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI match has been delayed due to heavy rains at the Buffalo Park in East London. South Africa recently registered an amazing 2-0 series whitewash against the visiting West Indies team at home and they have also been a dominant force on their homesoil in the white-ball formats. On the other hand, West Indies have not been in the best of forms in ODI cricket having lost four out of their last 5 ODI matches in the recent while.

SA vs WI: When will South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI start? Here’s the Buffalo Park East London Weather update

The toss for the first ODI match between hosts South Africa and West Indies has been delayed at the Buffalo Park in East London. There were heavy showers predicted in East London on Thursday and the SA vs WI 1st ODI was expected to witness some interruptions due to rain.

As the clock ticks down to the scheduled start of play, the weather appears to be uncooperative. The square is covered in a sea of tarpaulin, with a light rain still falling. However, upon closer inspection, it appears that the covers have merely been shifted around and spread out, possibly in an attempt to expedite the drying process while the rain has temporarily subsided. Despite these efforts, progress is sluggish and the wait continues.

The current conditions are undoubtedly frustrating for all involved, particularly given the imminent start time. The uncertainty surrounding the weather can add a layer of tension and unpredictability to any sporting event, and the hope is always that conditions will improve in time for play to begin. It remains to be seen whether the efforts to dry the pitch will be successful, and whether the match will proceed as planned. The situation serves as a reminder that, despite meticulous planning and preparation, unforeseen circumstances can always arise, and that flexibility and adaptability are essential traits in any successful endeavor.

 

South Africa Squad

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Andile Phehlukwayo,Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell.

West Indies squad

Shai Hope (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith.

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