India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Will rain play spoilsport? Pitch report, weather forecast in Mohali
India are set to take on South Africa in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. The cricket fans would be hoping that weather remains suitable for play in Mohali after rain gods played spoilsport in Dharamsala resulting in a no-result without a ball being bowled. So let us check the weather forecast in Mohali on Wednesday (September 18) for the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa.
India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I in Mohali: Weather forecast
The fans can expect a hot evening in Mohali on Wednesday with the conditions being dry and a full match is expected in Mohali. Even though slight rain was recorded on Monday, Wednesday evening is expected to be clear for the match to take place without any interruptions. Chandigarh, which is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, has been warm and dry since mid-August and the pattern should remain the same on Wednesday.
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The 2nd T20I between India and South Africa in Mohali is scheduled to start at 7 pm with the toss taking place at 6:30 pm. The temperature is predicted to be around 30°C, however, with the humidity level hovering between 70 to 70 per cent, the players are going to feel the heat when they take to the field on Wednesday evening. Slight winds towards the southeast are highly likely.
India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I in Mohali: Pitch report
The pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is famous for being a batsmen’s heaven and plenty of runs are expected on Wednesday. There are hard hitters in both the sides and the bowlers have to play it clever if they don’t want to concede heavily.
The Men in Blue would look to win their first home T20I match against a revamped South Africa side. Virat Kohli and Co. have been on a winning run following their heartbreaking exit from the ICC World Cup 2019. India clean swept West Indies across format in the recently-concluded tour to the Caribbean nation and would look to build on to the momentum against the Proteas.
However, things may look a bit tough for the Kohli-led outfit given their inexperience bowling unit against the Proteas. The likes of Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed will headline the pace attack while Rahul Chahar and Washington Sundar are in-charge of the spin department. Whereas Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja will be given the charge of balancing the batting and bowling unit with their all-round abilities.