India vs Ireland, 1st T20I: Could Rain Play Spoilsport?
While the start of the India vs Ireland series has been awaited by the players of both the sides, rain might play spoilspot in the first game, as per AccuWeather.
India and Ireland face each other in the first T20I of the two-match series on Sunday. The match in Dublin will see Hardik Pandya captain India for the first time. Given that India are set to play all-format series against England starting July 1, some fringe players would get a chance to showcase their skills against Ireland. On the other hand, the series also provides Ireland players a good opportunity to test themselves against the number one ranked T20I team and it would be interesting to see how Andrew Balbirnie goes about leading the side.
While the start of the series has been awaited by the players of both the sides, the rain might play spoilsport as the weather forecast suggests that the heavens are likely to open up on Sunday during the first game in Dublin.
The first T20I between both the teams is slated to start at 9 pm IST. As per AccuWeather, the cloud cover is expected to remain for the entire duration of the game. At 4:30 PM Ireland Time (9 PM IST) 97 per cent cloud cover is expected to be there with 1 mm of rainfall expected from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm IST.
AccuWeather predicts that the weather is expected to ease down a bit in the next one hour, but that too would not be good as the cloud cover is expected to be around 96 per cent. According to the forecast, there are less chances of rain around 10:30PM IST.
AccuWeather further suggests that the cloud cover would remain the same and the rain is expected to return at around 11:30 pm IST. Though the cloud cover will ease down a bit in the next one hour, the rain is expected to make its presence felt once again.
While the first T20I between India and Ireland takes on Sunday, the two teams meet next for the second and final game of the series on Tuesday.