Sat. May 18th, 2024

India and Australia are set to face off in the World Cup at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. It will be the 150th ODI match between these two cricket giants, who have a combined total of seven World Cup titles. However, India’s batsman Shubman Gill may miss the match due to dengue fever. Gill has been India’s top-scorer in ODIs this year and played a crucial role in India’s victory against Australia last month.

Aside from Gill’s availability, the weather in Chennai is also a matter of concern. India’s warm-up games against England and Netherlands were cancelled due to rain. According to Accuweather, Chennai is expected to be rain-free on Sunday, although the humidity might reach up to 82 percent.

Here is the weather forecast for Sunday in Chennai:
– At 2pm: Temperature – 33 degree Celsius, 0 percent chance of rain
– At 3pm: Temperature – 33 degree Celsius, 0 percent chance of rain
– At 4pm: Temperature – 32 degree Celsius, 0 percent chance of rain
– At 5pm: Temperature – 31 degree Celsius, 0 percent chance of rain
– At 6pm: Temperature – 30 degree Celsius, 1 percent chance of rain
– At 7pm: Temperature – 30 degree Celsius, 2 percent chance of rain
– At 8pm: Temperature – 30 degree Celsius, 2 percent chance of rain
– At 9pm: Temperature – 29 degree Celsius, 2 percent chance of rain
– At 10pm: Temperature – 29 degree Celsius, 2 percent chance of rain
– At 11pm: Temperature – 29 degree Celsius, 2 percent chance of rain

In the event that Gill is unable to play, Ishan Kishan is expected to be moved up in the batting order for India’s first match of the round-robin phase. It’s worth noting that in their previous encounter, India won the three-match ODI series against Australia with a 2-1 victory.

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