SA vs IND – Weather report from Gqeberha ahead of 2nd T20I on Tuesday

Cricket News: Complete weather report from Gqeberha ahead of the second T20I between India and South Africa on Tuesday. The first game of the series in Durban was washed out due to rain.

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After a washout in Durban, India and South Africa were expecting a better weather on Tuesday. The series is now reduced to a two-match series with the third game to be played on Thursday. Ahead of the second game, there is more bad news as far as the weather is concerned.

Team India just has five T20 games left to get ready for the T20I World Cup in June. South Africa on the other hand is embarking on a journey under new skipper Aiden Markram. The aim for both teams is to get ready for the big event that is to be held in June. 

Heavy downpour on the anvil again?

As per the weather reports, it is expected that there might be bit fair chance of rain ahead of the India vs South Africa 2nd T20I. The beginning of the game can be delayed again as there is a prediction of 54% rainfall.



The radar further shows that the rain could relent for a short while only to make a comeback later in the day. In short, one can expect the game to see a delayed start or no start at all. This could come as bad news for cricketing fans both in India and South Africa.

The only time Gqeberha can see very little rainfall is at around 7 PM local time. If the ground can hold still, there is a chance for a shortened game to take place. Durban was criticized after the entire ground wasn’t covered resulting in early abandonment of the game.

If the game does get underway one can expect it to be in favor of the faster bowlers. It is expected that there can be massive cloud cover, aidding the seamers in acquiring good swing and seam with the new ball.

The batters will find it tough to score runs early in the game with the prevalent conditions. Skipper winning the toss will want to bowl first trying to bring the Duckworth and Lewis method into play during the 2nd half.

St George’s Park has hosted just 3 T20I games with teams batting first winning twice. This is the first time India will be playing at this venue in a T20I game. The last game at this venue was hosted 3 years ago with South Africa winning the game.

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