ODI World Cup 2023

ODI World Cup 2023, Match 1: Weather, pitch report of England vs New Zealand clash

Weather will be key for the match between England and New Zealand.

The inaugural match of the ODI World Cup 2023 is just minutes away from starting. The most crucial factor for the match will be the forecast on the day. Since the tournament will be played in October and November, the months where late monsoon of Indian season can affect the proceedings, it is important to know how the weather will be for the matches in the tournament.

The match will be taking place in Gujarat state of India, which is in the Western part of the country. It is to be noted that rain is not much relevant in that part of the country, Ahmedabad has clear weather for the match between England and New Zealand. The day will be sunny throughout with the temperatures ranging around 31 to 34 degrees centigrade.

There will be a humidity of about 43% in the venue, which is ideal for playing. The wind speed is likely to remain around 10 to 15 km/h throughout the day. During the daytime, the wind will flow in the northwest direction.  Wind will be WNW and normal during the night period. The temperature will be reduced after the sunset. Humidity is likely to increase in the night.

Weather (Source: Twitter)

Clear weather and helpful conditions for batting 

About 62% of humidity is likely to be in the nighttime. The temperature though, will reduce to 22 degrees centigrade. Overall, the weather is likely to remain dry and warm throughout the day. There will be cloud cover for some part of the match. Apart from that, there are no signs of rain in the match. The fans can expect a complete match between England and New Zealand.

Pitch is likely to favor the batters in Ahmedabad. Since it is the early part of the tournament, the pitches are likely to be fresh and good for batting. The bowlers, especially pacers, enjoy bowling here. The swing bowlers can get some swing early on and in the twilight period. The seam bowlers can extract some extra bounce off the surface. Spinners have traditionally not got much support from the surface.

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