For England, it was their second game in a row affected by rain. While not a ball was thrown on Friday, England lost to Ireland by DLS method after the rain played spoilsport late in the game.
“They (the umpire) have some big concerns and I think they are. Off the pitch it’s very wet, there are some areas within the 30-yard circle that are not suitable for play. We all want to. playing cricket, it has to be safe and it certainly isn’t,” Buttler said.
“I think every bowler out there has concerns. Player safety is really important and it’s not suitable to play whether it’s our pitcher or the athlete. Australia’s pitch. I think that’s the right call.”
Even the afternoon match at MCG between Afghanistan and Ireland was rained. Melbourne has experienced unusual rains this time of year despite the Australian cricket season starting in November.
When asked about how the rain made their way to the semi-finals more difficult, Buttler said: “I’m not really upset. I’m not an expert on the weather in Australia at this time of year, but we all want to play full cricket matches. Of course we do. yes.
“Naturally, we play an outdoor sport and the elements are a huge part of our game. They affect the surfaces we play on, they affect the conditions in a fascinating way and that’s what makes our sport so unique.
“But now, unfortunately, we’ve got two weather-affected games. You don’t want to be in those games, but it happens wherever you play in the world. ”