Rain looks primed to play spoilsport as the IND vs NZ weather update from McLean Park in Napier, with just a few hours to go for the toss, shows that it is drizzling.
The first T20I of this three-match series was already washed out due to rain. With a 92 percent chance of precipitation during the game at Napier, it seems like we might be in for a delayed start or a rain-shortened game again.
Team India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series against New Zealand with a 65-run victory over the hosts in the second T20I. They would be keen to win the series with another clinical performance on Tuesday, November 22.
A new-look Indian team took the field with the opening pair of Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan in the previous game at the Bay Oval. Those two couldn't get their team off to the best of starts, but Suryakumar Yadav once again showed why he is the backbone of the team's batting line-up.
The No. 1 ranked T20I batter stamped his authority on the opposition bowlers and smashed a brilliant unbeaten 111 off just 51 balls. The target of 192 proved to be too much for the Kiwis as they were bundled out for just 126.
With McLean Park also being a rugby ground, the dimensions are even smaller than what they were at the Bay Oval. So, provided that rain doesn't play spoilsport, we might be in for an absolute run-fest.
IND vs NZ weather update from Napier - light thunderstorms expected
According to weather.com, the precipitation chances, which are 92 percent at the moment, could fall as we get closer to the game. However, the chances of light thunderstorms still exist.
The temperature is expected to drop further from 19 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius as we get further into nighttime. It will be interesting to see if we get a full game given the wet conditions in Napier.