Ashes 2019 England vs Australia, Edgbaston Weather Forecast: Will rain play a spoilsport in first Test?

first_imgAshes 2019 England vs Australia, Edgbaston Weather Forecast: Will rain play a spoilsport in first Test?Ashes 2019 England vs Australia, Edgbaston Birmingham Test Weather Forecast: England will look to beat Australia in 1st Test and go 1-0 up in their bid to reclaim the Ashes provided rain doesn’t play a spoilsport.advertisement India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 16:40 IST England will look to reclaim the Ashes urn when they take on Australia at Birmingham in the 1st Test. (Reuters Photo)England will look to reclaim the Ashes urn when they take on Australia at Birmingham in the 1st Test on August 1. Australia are the holders of The Ashes after they won the last series at home 4-0 against England.Joe Root-led England will hope to round off a memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double.England are riding high on confidence before heading into the Ashes this year after just having being crowned world champions. Australia, who were knocked out by England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, will be looking to exact revenge albeit in the longest format.Australia have not won an Ashes in England for 19 years, with their batsmen struggling against the heavily stitched Dukes ball on pitches that offer seam movement.This series will be the first Test matches of the inaugural 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship. The 1st Test kicks off at Edgbaston on August 1, lasting until August 5.The weather had played a major role in the World Cup 2019, as England’s inclement weather played spoilsport in many important matches of the showpiece event.How will the weather behave during the much-anticipated Test match of the 71st Ashes series in Birmingham?According to Accuweather, Birmingham can witness afternoon showers with bright sunny spells in the morning on August 1 (Thursday). Birmingham Weather Update for August 1 (Screen grab from Accuweather)Weather Forecast for Friday to Monday:There will be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers with a risk of some early morning fog patches on Friday and Saturday. However, on Sunday, slight drizzle is expected through the day, with some heavy and thundery showers by the afternoon. On Monday too, the match can be interrupted with occasional morning drizzle and slightly heavy shower in the afternoon.advertisement Birmingham Weather Update (Screen grab from Accuweather)SQUADS:England (First Test): Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.Australia: Tim Paine (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.Also Read | Ben Stokes issues Ashes rallying cry to England teammatesAlso Read | The Ashes, England vs Australia 2019: All you need to know about cricket’s oldest rivalryAlso Read | Ashes 2019, England vs Australia Full Schedule: Venues and SquadsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow England VS AustraliaFollow Edgbaston weatherFollow Birmingham Weather Forecastlast_img read more