New Zealand under the captaincy of regular skipper Kane Williamson, are all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in an all-important match for them on Thursday, November 9. Both teams will play this match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This match is a must-win clash for the Blackcaps to stay alive in contention for the semi-finals of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
Currently, the Kiwis are on the back foot in the tournament with four consecutive defeats after winning four successive matches in the initial phase of the tournament. Now, their qualification to the semi-final is completely dependent on the result of their match against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, the reports have also suggested some alarming updates on the weather conditions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on the match day. With said that, here we’ll have a look at the weather forecast for the upcoming highly anticipated match between India and Sri Lanka.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 41st match, ODI World Cup 2023
Date and Time – November 9, 2023, 2:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Weather Conditions
The weather reports suggest that the thunderstorms might hit the venue around 3 PM and 7 PM, which also transliterates into the fact it could be raining during the action, which might disturb the smooth conduct of the match, without getting overs reduced. Apart from that, the chances of rain are around 90 per cent, which is going to be quite alarming for New Zealand’s expectations to secure a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Notably, the outcome of tomorrow’s match will also decide the fate of the Pakistan team, who are also in contention for the fourth spot of the semi-finals in the ongoing prestigious cricket quadrennial. They would be hoping either Sri Lanka’s win or match gets washed off and then it will require them to beat England to secure their spot in the knockouts.