After suffering two defeats in their last three fixtures, both West Indies and Bangladesh will aim to return back to winning ways when they face each other in their crucial World Cup tie at the Cooper Associates County Ground. But between a win lies rain. There has been sunny weather there on Monday morning, and AccuWeather predicts that the weather is largely expected to stay cloudy through the day. However, there’s no prediction that rain will disrupt the game.
As per the weather forecast for Taunton on June 17, there are 10-20% chances of rain in the first few hours of the match, which could be a positive sign for both the teams. There will be 'sunny intervals' with low chances of precipitation around the afternoon. It's unlikely that there will be a complete washout. With no precipitation expected despite cloudy skies, the match should be played in its entirety, and the sun might pop out for a while in the afternoon too.
The good weather is a bit of a stroke of luck though, since Taunton does have a forecast of pretty consistent rainfall throughout the rest of the week, including a thunderstorm. However, with this match being the last to be played at The County Ground, this shouldn't affect any cricketing action.
The surface, as it was for the previous two matches at the ground, is expected to offer something for the faster men but the short boundaries will still encourage the batsmen. If there is no rain and we get a full hundred overs, expect the big hitters like Chris Gayle and co to make merry at Taunton.