New Zealand vs India, Mount Maunganui Weather forecast: Will the rain be the bad guy again in the second T20I?

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New Zealand and India will be looking to bounce back from their T20 World Cup disappointments on Sunday as they lock horns at the Bay Oval. But will the weather play the spoilsport for the second time in the series?

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 20, 2022 8:08 a.m. IST

Are we going to see a game on Sunday (Courtesy AP)

By India Today Web Desk: New Zealand and India will be eager to take to the field as both teams head to Mount Maunganui for the second T20I of the series on Sunday.

Bay Oval will host both teams after Friday’s opener was won without the draw even taking place in Wellington. It will therefore be a fresh start for both teams following their recently concluded T20 World Cup semi-final exits in Australia.

While New Zealand left with an almost complete squad, India decided to go with a relatively young and inexperienced squad. The Indian team will be led by Hardik Pandya as stars like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma rested after the T20 World Cup.

As the two teams prepare for a great battle on the field, will the weather play the spoilsport like Friday?

The early news is not very encouraging for fans and players of both teams as showers have been predicted for Sunday by Metservice.com and will become more frequent in the late afternoon.

“Occasional showers, at times heavy, becoming more frequent in the late afternoon. Thunderstorms and hail possible. Winds from the north,” the statement read.

According to Accuweather, the day should be cloudy with a high chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms is 18% in the morning and in the afternoon, 4.6 mm of rain is expected.

Accuweather predicts things will improve in the evening and night, with the chance of thunderstorms dropping to 8%.

The match will start at 7:30 p.m. local time and during this period no rain is expected. Cloud cover will remain high during this period. The temperature is expected to drop to 15 degrees Celsius by 11 p.m., with humidity also remaining high.

Weather in Mount Maunganui

Fans and teams are hoping they will get a good cricket match on Sunday.

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