New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I: Napier Weather Update, Chance of Rain in NZ vs IND Match
Updated on: Nov 22, 2022 10:12 am IST
New Zealand vs India, 3rd T20I: New Zealand and India are set to turn up against each other in the third and final game of the three-match T20 International series, followed by as many One Dayers on Kiwi land. The first game of the T20I series in Wellington washed out due to rain without a toss on November 18. The second game though got a result and it was in India’s favor. The third T20I will be played on Tuesday (November 22) at 12:00 PM (IST) at McLean Park, Napier.
The New Zealand men will be aiming to at least level the series. Also, Kane Williamson will not be playing the third game due to a medical appointment. In his absence, Tim Southee will lead the Blackcaps.
India, on the other hand, captained by Hardik Pandya, will look for a dominant series win. The side earlier put on an all-round performance to win the second derby in Mount Maunganui.
As the ‘not too loud’ rivalry between the sides moves further, here’s the weather update from Napier, where New Zealand vs India game will be played.
NEW ZEALAND VS INDIA 3RD T20I: NAPIER WEATHER UPDATE, CHANCE OF RAIN IN NZ VS IND MATCH
It’s almost the end of spring in New Zealand, which will be followed by summer, the best time to play cricket at home. Although, the first game of the series was washed out and the second one undergone with rain scares around the venue.
However, the Napier weather, on Tuesday, is predicted to hover around 14° celcius. During game time, according to the Weather Channel, the winds will flow at a speed of around 15 to 30 km/h. During the local match time in Napier, there will be 80% humidity in the air (07:30 PM NZDT).
Moreover, Thunderstorms are predicted in local regions, with an 80% chance of rain forecasted nearby the venue.
Overall, yet again, the rain is likely to interrupt New Zealand vs India game.
SURYAKUMAR YADAV’S BLITZ HELP INDIA TO GET OVER THE KIWIS IN SECOND T20I
In the second T20I, India batted first in Mount Maunganui. Nonetheless, it was only Suryakumar Yadav, among the batters, who played outstandingly. The 32-year-old played an unbeaten knock of 111 runs in merely 51 deliveries with 11 fours and seven sixes. Yadav’s this ton though overshadowed Southee’s brilliant hat trick. India put on a relatively huge total of 191 runs for six.
In reply, New Zealand’s Williamson hit 61 runs in 52 balls with four boundaries and a couple of sixes. The side, however, botched to get off the mark as India won the game by 65 runs. Meanwhile, India’s Deepak Hooda attained a fourfer, and Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets each
Besides, after this Napier derby, the two teams will kick off the three-match ODI series in Auckland on November 25. Furthermore, Hamilton and Christchurch will host the second and third ODIs on November 27 and November 30, respectively.