Will the rain affect the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand in Napier?


India will face New Zealand in the third T20I in Napier, which will be cloudy all day

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  • India and New Zealand will face each other in the third and final game of the T20 series in Napier
  • India is coming off a 65-point win in the second T20I and will be aiming for a series win
  • Sunny Napier welcomed both sides but clouds will be a regular feature on Tuesday November 22
Rain has played more than the Indian and New Zealand team in the ongoing T20 series between the two teams. after game one was washed away by rain, the weather gods also opened up in game two at Mount Maunganui. However, fortunately for everyone involved, it was just a passing shower and the packed Bay Oval crowd saw a full match and were able to watch a Suryakumar Yadav special. The news from Napier isn’t too bright either as a few hours before the game it started to rain and as the live coverage started the pitch was under covers and the drizzle was on.

Both teams arrived in sunny Napier after enduring a few days of overcast and inclement weather in Wellington and Tauranga. However, the clouds also appeared on matchday Tuesday 22 November at Napier.

In the evening, the probability of precipitation increases from 1% to 100, with the shower in the night, especially to be around 3 hours. There is also a thunderstorm forecast overnight, according to Accuweather. However, according to the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast, it will be overcast in the evening with some late night showers meaning the match will start on time but could see a break later.
Weather forecast for Napier on November 22
Napier weather

The weather in Napier is much warmer than Mount Maunganui. Temperatures will hover around a high of 26 and a low of 15 degrees with cloud cover remaining throughout the day. Since it is raining and the start is already delayed, a full 40 over match might not be possible.

The Indian team, having won the second T20I by 65 runs, will be flying high, given the performance dominance. Hardik Pandya and Co. will aim for a series sweep against a Kane Williamson-less New Zealand in the final on what is considered one of the best batting surfaces in the country.


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