T20 World Cup 2024: Barbados weather forecast for India-Afghanistan Super 8 clash

Weather in Barbados is cloudy and humid, with 15% chance of rain

By Web Desk
June 20, 2024
A view of the Kensington Oval in Barbados. — X/ICC

Following India’s qualification for the Super Eight, the Men in Blue are all set to play their first match of the Super Eight stage against Afghanistan on Thursday at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The weather forecast has played a major role in the T20 World Cup 2024 with some key teams being eliminated at the league round.

The group-stage game between debutants, USA and Ireland, was washed out without even a ball being delivered due to rain. The washout resulted in Pakistan’s exit from the mega tournament.

Meanwhile, both teams have given an impressive performance so far, with Afghanistan and India winning three of their four games.

The clash will kick off at 7:30pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and 10:30am Eastern Time (ET).

As per the forecast, the weather in Barbados is cloudy and humid, with 15% chance of rain. However, the pitches are different from the ones in New York.

Many cricketers have raised this issue and criticised the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to choose such a location for the tournament.

Indian cricketers react over weather forecast

India batter Suryakumar Yadav recently opened up on the issue by motivating the team to play well regardless of the conditions.

“If have you been number one for two years, you should be able to bat in different conditions and change the game as per the needs of the team. That displays good batsmanship, and that is what I try,” said Suryakumar during a media interaction.

“It’s difficult to generate that force when there’s no pace on the wicket and when someone has read your game nicely. So, at that time, you have to be very smart how you want to extend your innings,” he added.

Moreover, Aakash Chopra — a cricketer commentator — questioned whether the 2024 T20 World Cup is achieving the ICC’s globalisation objective.

"One more match didn't happen due to rain (wet outfield). Not even a single ball was bowled in the India vs Canada match. The last game between the USA and Ireland was also abandoned. My big question is - the globalisation we are trying to achieve through this World Cup, is it half-hearted? Secondly, is it happening the right way because if the matches only are not happening, how is it happening right?" Chopra asked.

India will be facing Bangladesh on Saturday (June 22) and will be playing against Australia on Monday (June 24).

Weather forecast in Barbados on June 20:

7AM (local time): 12% chance of rain

10AM (local time): 4% chance of rain

1PM (local time): 21% chance of rain

4PM (local time): 14% chance of rain

7PM (local time): 7% chance of rain

10PM (local time): 15% chance of rain