The hosts India will once again face the visitors England in the second game of the three-match ODI series this Friday (26th March) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune).
At present, the hosts India are leading this series by a 1-0 margin with two matches to go. While they played the series opener at the same venue last Tuesday (23rd March), the home team won that ODI by 66 runs.
India vs England 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather Forecast
This crucial ODI between India vs England will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune) this Friday. It will be another day/night ODI which will begin at 01:30 PM (13:30) local time.
The weather forecast suggests that the sky will clear for the entire day as the match will begin in sunny condition. There is no chance of rain interruption during the second ODI which is a big relief for the cricket families.
According to the weather forecast, the maximum temperature of the day can be 38°C and the minimum temperature of the day can be 22°C.
India vs England 2021, 2nd ODI: Pitch Report
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune) will host this ODI match between India vs England. This venue already hosted the opening match of this series where the hosts won by 66 runs.
In the first ODI of this series, the hosts scored 317/5 (50 overs) after losing the toss. Though England started their chasing in a firing way as they once scored 131/0 in just 14 overs, the regular wickets falling destroyed their path of chasing as the visitors were ultimately all out for 251 runs in 42.1 overs.
Earlier in January 2017, when these two teams met in an ODI at this venue, the hosts successfully chased the 351 runs target with 11 balls to spare (won by 3 wickets) despite once struggling on 63/4. Apart from some big scores, the pacers have also enjoyed this ODI venue.
Venue Stats (Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune)
Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs
|Stats||Overall||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||279.50 (5.77)||296.80 (5.93)||262.20 (5.61)|
(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)