Rain puts third Ashes test on hold

July 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Regardless of what you are doing, persistent rain can be very annoying. When you are planning to watch / listen / go to an Ashes test match, you can increase this annoyance a great deal.

Unfortunately, this has been the case today at Edgbaston. The most important test of the series has been put on hold because of the wet weather.

As of 2.30pm, not a ball has been bowled and if we are being honest, it looks like Day One could be a complete wash-out. The persistent rain of the last few days has left the outfield drenched and the passing showers today aren’t helping things.

In theory, this is good for England. Having a day wiped out by rain increases the chances of this match being a draw. This means that Andrew Strauss’ men would still hold their 1-0 lead with two tests to go.

If anyone supports this theory though, they are not true cricket fans. Regardless of the situation, people want to see test cricket take place and the greatest rivalry in sport to take centre stage once more.

The weather wasn’t too much of a factor back in 2005, so this makes it even more frustrating that it is happening now. We are entitled to our Ashes fix this summer and any day that is taken away feels like such a loss.

The captains haven’t even been able to toss the coin this morning and the teams haven’t been announced. Many are suggesting that Philip Hughes has been dropped for Shane Watson, but that’s about it.

What are we supposed to talk about tonight? How well Sky Sports did in finding enough material to fill several hours without cricket? How fantastic the Edgbaston test was in 2005?

We want some cricket and we want some now please. Hopefully, they will get on the field at some point today. If not, we can only prey that the rain buggers off for a few days and a series that has been extremely fascinating to date can continue. For now, though, we’ll just have to keep an eye on how the Edgbaston Test odds change before any Third Test betting.


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