There is rain predicted during the 2nd ODI between India and Australia which will be played at Vizag. There has been persistent rain since the morning and the weather might look the same during the whole day. In the days leading up to today’s game, Visakhapatnam is predicted to have heavy rain and thunderstorms, forcing the pitch to be covered. On match day, there is a 31 to 51% probability of rain, and the sky will be mostly cloudy. Unfortunately, rain is predicted for around 5 PM, which will make the game start and stop.
However, Vizag has an excellent drainage system and the ground drains completely within 30-45 minutes after the rain stops. The match is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM at Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
According to forecasts, Visakhapatnam city will experience daytime highs of 26°C and nighttime lows of 23°C on March 19. During the day and night, thunderstorms will be visible. There is an 80% probability of rain during the day and a 49% chance at night. Rain is therefore likely to have an impact on the game. Both throughout the day and at night, the humidity will be 94%.
India enters the city in the lead but is cognizant of how little separated the two teams were in Mumbai. And that Australia’s intimidatingly large lineup, which is filled with allrounders, could hinder them on the kind of batting-friendly pitches that are typically served up in Visakhapatnam. India would prefer to investigate death bowling in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence. But KL Rahul‘s performance in the middle order would keep them optimistic; it’s a long-term World Cup strategy that seems to be working out just in time.
At the Wankhede, though, Australia was defeated at their own game. Their seamers were unable to get the older ball to talk like Mohammed Shami did for India earlier due to the pitch’s persistent seam movement. Nonetheless, they are eager to familiarise themselves with the type of surface that will be offered for the World Cup matches here in Vizag. There will be a steep learning curve in how they determine what is a decent total or defend it with a wet ball. It will be intriguing to see how Australia does with eight batters on the team.