England Vs New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Ahmedabad Weather Report: Will Rain Play Spoilsport In Match No 1
The opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between the current champions England and New Zealand will take place on Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans earlier this year was the last significant game played at this location. MS Dhoni's CSK won the match thanks to a "Reserve Day."
With rain cancelling out most of the World Cup 2023 warm-up matches in Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, supporters will be hoping for a clean day for the World Cup opening, which will feature a complete 100 overs game.
For the match, Ahmedabad will see a scorching but cloudless day with temperatures averaging about 35 degrees.
There are eleven pitches in the Narendra Modi Stadium: six made of black dirt and five of red. Interestingly, seam bowlers are more likely to succeed on red soil pitches than on black, though slower bowlers will probably get help as the game progresses.
In terms of the weather, there is a little 20% chance of precipitation in the morning, but it is expected to be mostly dry for the most part of the day. By the afternoon, it is expected that the morning fog will have cleared, making way for consistent winds that should improve the playing conditions.
As the humidity hovers around 44%, athletes should anticipate some wetness in the atmosphere. It is also expected that dew would appear, which could persuade the captain who wins the toss to choose to field first because batting under lights is expected to be quite easy.
Check out the weather forecast for Ahmedabad for the England vs. New Zealand ICC World Cup 2023 opening HERE.
Ahmedabad's dew point is expected to be roughly 18 degrees, therefore the team fielding second may have to contend with dew throughout the second part of the match. Jos Buttler, the captain of England, disclosed that batting first and winning the toss will be helpful in the majority of World Cup games.
"I believe that winning the toss will definitely be favourable in some games. Once more, I believe that trying to interpret pitches and conditions is a critical ability. In India, dew can play a significant role at particular periods.
It will require a great deal of talent. Hopefully, the format will be lengthy enough such that the toss won't be the decisive element in the game.
On the eve of Wednesday's ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opening against New Zealand, Buttler stated, "I think you have to play good cricket to win the match."