The second game of the five-match T20I series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors Australia will be played at University Oval (Dunedin) on Thursday.
At present, New Zealand are leading this T20I series by 1-0 with four matches to go. Christchurch hosted the first T20I of this series where the hosts won by 53 runs. After scoring 184/5 in that T20I series opener, the hosts bowled out the visitors to 131 runs.
Now, the hosts New Zealand will try their best to win the second T20I and take the big lead in this series. Meanwhile, Australia will target to level this series by winning the second T20I as another defeat will put tremendous pressure on them.
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 2nd T20I: Weather Forecast
New Zealand and Australia will face each other in the second T20I of the ongoing series at University Oval (Dunedin) on Thursday afternoon. This match will begin at 02:00 PM (114:00) local time.
According to the weather forecast, the sky can be cloudy for the entire day. But there is no rain forecast for the entire Thursday. So, the cricket fans can expect another good T20I match without any interruption.
Talking about the temperature of the day, maximum can be around 13°C and minimum can be around 11°C.
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 2nd T20I: Pitch Report
University Oval (Dunedin) will host this T20I match between New Zealand and Australia. It will be the first T20I match at this venue. Though this venue had the plan to host Australia on 24th March 2020, which could be the T20I series opener in the last year, that complete planned tour was postponed amid coronavirus outbreak.
In this calendar year, University Oval (Dunedin) has already hosted three domestic T20 matches. Out of those recent three T20s at this venue, the first batting teams won twice and the chasing team managed one victory. The successful defending scores in those T20 matches were 223 and 191. So, the first batting team has to manage a big total to win the upcoming T20I match.
Slow bowlers, especially the spinners are very useful at this venue.