Weather Forecast Wankhede Mumbai: IND vs AUS 1st ODI weather report

Published on: Mar 17, 2023 10:28 am IST|Updated on: Mar 17, 2023 11:49 am IST

Weather Forecast Wankhede Mumbai

Wankehde Stadium in Mumbai is all set to host India vs Australia 1st ODI. The commencement of the three match ODI series will take place in Mumbai followed by Vizag and Chennai on 19th and 22nd March respectively. It has been a disappointing tour so far for the visitors as they lost the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 and will be heading into the ODI series under pressure.

IND vs AUS Team News

The dynamics will be changes for both teams in the ODI series. Australia’s regular skipper Pat Cummins is available for the series as he has preferred to stay back home after the demise of his mother. On the other hand, India will also be without the services of regular skipper Rohit Sharma in the first ODI as the skipper will miss the game due to family commitment.

Steven Smith who led Australia in the final two Tests of the Border Gavaskar Trophy will once again don the skipper hat, this time in the ODIs. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya will be leading India in the first ODI. This would be Hardik’s first assignment as Indian captain in ODIs.

Weather Forecast Wankhede Mumbai for IND vs AUS 1st ODI

The Weather forecast Wankhede Mumbai for IND vs AUS 1st ODI suggests warm and humid conditions. The temperature in the afternoon will be around 33 degrees, with moderate humidity at 52 percent. However, the temperature is expected to drop down to 26 degrees in the evening, with humidity rising to 71 percent.

Players can expect a nice breeze blowing in the afternoon, but as always in India, dew could play a significant role in the match. The captain who wins the toss will likely keep the dew factor in mind while deciding whether to bat or bowl first.

Chance of rain in the 1st ODI?

With the temperature soaring around 33 degrees, chances of rain are almost negligible. Hot and humid conditions are on offer and no rain is expected. With humidity expected to rise around 71 percent, dew could come into play in the later half of the innings.

Overall, the Wankhede Stadium is known for providing a good batting track, with even bounce and carry, making it an ideal ground for batsmen. The wicket also offers assistance to both pacers and spinners, with considerable swing within the first 10 overs of each innings. With an average first-innings score of nearly 270 in ODIs, cricket fans can expect an exciting match at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.

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