ICC Champions Trophy 2013 final: Rain threatens to abandon India-England match

The ICC Championship Trophy will be shared if match is abandoned © Getty Images

Brimingham: Jun 23, 2013

The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 final match between India and England might be abandoned if the weather doesn’t clear up to allow a 20-over match between the two teams. The cut off time for inspection is 8:48pm IST.

It was on the cards, as forecasted, rain has intervened Edgbaston and has delayed the first ball of the summit clash on Sunday. Meanwhile before the rains came in, England won the first mini-battle of the ICC Champions Trophy summit clash on Sunday at Birmingham, when Alastair Cook called correctly at the toss and without any hesitation asked India to bat first.

Kkeeping the uncertain weather in mind England are up against the best batting side of the tournament. India was expectedly unchanged, retaining the XI that has won four matches in the tournament comprehensively. England made one change, bringing in Tim Bresnan ahead of Steven Finn.