Last Update on: October 3rd, 2023 at 11:18 am
Thiruvananthapuram’s Greenfield International Cricket Stadium will host the India-Netherlands warm-up match on Monday, October 3. The match starts at 2 pm IST and currently, the conditions do not look good.
It is currently raining in Thiruvananthapuram with the match likely to be interrupted by rain. Thiruvananthapuram along with Guwahati and Hyderabad were the three venues for the 10 warm-up games lined up ahead of the start of the ICC World Cup 2023.
Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati were scheduled to host four games each while Hyderabad two. So far all three games at the Greenfield stadium have been interrupted by rain.
The first game at the Greenfield stadium between South Africa and Afghanistan was abandoned without even the toss taking place. The second game between Australia and Netherlands ended in no result with just 23 overs of play possible. The NZ vs SA match yielded a result on the DLS method and the India-Netherlands game also should be a rain-affected one.
Current Weather Condition Of Thiruvananthapuram Ahead Of India-Netherlands Warm Up Game
It’s gone dark, raining quite heavily in Thiruvananthapuram.
— Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) October 3, 2023
India’s previous warm-up match in Guwahati was abandoned without the toss as well. The team reached Thiruvananthapuram without Virat Kohli on October 1 for their last warm-up game before their campaign begins. Kohli will join the squad on Monday (October 2). The Men in Blue should play their first World Cup game against Australia on October 8.
Talking about the weather, there is a 96 percent chance of rain that might play spoilsport. The weather is expected to be cloudy in the morning and a thunderstorm followed by heavy showers this afternoon. As per Accuweather, there is heavy rainfall expected in the afternoon and chances of play look almost impossible. The average first innings score at this venue is close to 250. India, however, posted 390 earlier this year against Sri Lanka