Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India will lock horns with World Champions Australia in the first match of the five-match T20I series at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Fresh from their recent face-off in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final, both teams have undergone significant squad changes for this series. Only a handful of players from the recently concluded mega event have been included in their respective squads. As the players prepare for the contest, fans are equally intrigued by the weather forecast for this much-anticipated match.

As per the weather prediction, the temperature in Visakhapatnam on the match day is projected to be around 28 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of approximately 63 percent. Although there is a 60 percent chance of rain in the city, the forecast indicates that the showers are likely to occur before the commencement of play, possibly in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Fortunately, the skies are anticipated to clear during the playing hours, ensuring the match proceeds with minimal interruptions.

While a delayed toss is a slight possibility due to weather conditions, a complete washout of the match is not expected. The stadium is expected to experience cloudy temperatures, which could influence the dynamics of the game, especially for bowlers and fielders throughout the game.