ODI World Cup 2023

ODI World Cup 2023, Match 2: Weather, pitch report of Pakistan vs Netherlands clash

Netherlands will be playing their first ODI WC match since 2011.

Pakistan will take on the Netherlands in the second match of the ODI World Cup 2023. The match will happen in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Usually, the weather is clear in Hyderabad during October. But some of the practice games in the tournament saw the interruption of rain. It is time to see how the weather will play its role in the match between Pakistan and Netherlands.

In Hyderabad, the weather is clear for today. In the daytime, the temperature is likely to remain around 33 degrees centigrade. The humidity in the daytime will also be not that high. With the progression of the day, the temperature is likely to drop. At nighttime, the temperature can drop up to 25 degrees centigrade, which will be good for the bowling side, as the fielders would not get much tired.

The drop in temperature during the twilight period means some swing for the pacers. Throughout the day, the weather will be clear for the play. The weather will be sunny with a bit of cloud cover in the match. But there will be no interruption of rain in the match. A full game can be expected in the clash between Pakistan and the Netherlands with a decent crowd to support both teams.

Hyderabad (Source: Twitter)

High-scoring match on the cards

Hyderabad has historically been a high-scoring ground. The average first innings score at the venue in ODIs is 288. But in the practice matches, all four teams scored more than 335 runs. So, one can expect a high-scoring game. Interestingly, spinners got some turn and bounce at the venue. Both teams will be looking to make the best use of the conditions.

Batters must ensure to post as many runs as possible on the board. With the progression of the game, dew is likely to set in, which will make things tougher for the chasing side. Aggression from batters will be key for the teams to win. The toss will be crucial, as dew will make bowling tougher for the team defending the total.

Weather (Source: Twitter)

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