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WTC Final: Rose Bowl, Southampton Weather forecast for 18th to 23rd June and Pitch report

Southampton Weather forecast for WTC Final: In a matter of a few more hours, the clash that will seal the fate of the world in red-ball cricket will be upon us. India and New Zealand are all set to confront each other in a blockbuster one-off Test match that is scheduled to play at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

India will be coming to this Test series on the back of a resonating victory against England that bore witness to a magnificent watershed. The Black Caps, on the contrary, will be high on confidence as they walk into this fixture riding on a comprehensive victory against the hosts of this extravaganza.

If there is one thing that will play out as a significant game-changer, that will be the weather. Weather in England has always been a spoilsport and has emphatically impacted the matches played out in the nation.

In fact, ICC has alotted an extra day to the Test match in order to complete the clash in case of rain playing spoilsport to the game.

Given the whimsical vagaries of weather being predominant in England, we have decided to bring to you the weather conditions and the pitch report of The Rose Bowl on the days for the Test match.

Pitch condition of the Rose Bowl for the WTC Final:

In a recent interview, the head-groundsman of Hampshire, Simon Lee mentioned that he is trying to drum up a lively pitch for both the sides. However, according to him, it won’t be an easy task to beget a surface that offers pace, bounce and movement simultaneously.

Given the overcast conditions, the pitch may play as a blessing to the fast bowlers as the ball is going to skid on a wet surface. Bowlers with movement that include the likes of Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami and Neil Wagner may be tipped as the favourites to wreak havoc on the surface.

However, bowlers with brutal pace like Bumrah and Jamieson can also spearhead an onslaught if the surface tends to be damp and heavy as that would aid their pace.

As far as the pitch report goes, the surface will be conducive for the bowlers while the batters will have to dig deep in order to have a steady momentum under the glacial conditions. The first couple of days will witness bounce and swing with very little assistance for the batsmen while the remaining days may see some help on grabs for the willow-swingers.

Southampton Weather forecast for 18th June:

Southampton Weather forecast for Day One: On Friday that is deemed to be the opening day of the encounter, a shower has been predicted which may even be laced with a thunderstorm. The temperature will remain at a pleasant 17 degree celcius which may dip down to a frigid 11 later in the day. There will also be 67 percent humidity in the air.

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Southampton weather for 19th June:

The following day is tipped to be an overcast day with occasional emergence of the sun. It shows a 70 percent chance of rain with the weather lingering between 19 degree celcius to an adverse 12. There is a chance of 60 percent humidity in the air.

Southampton weather for 20th June:

Sunday is predicted to have a cloudy sky with a massive chance of downpour. The possibility ranges upto 70 percent. The temperature will rove between a pleasant 19 and 13 while the humdity in the air will be 68 percent.

Southampton weather for 21st June:

The beginning of the week will show no variance in the inclement predictions as the forecast talks about heavy rain that comes with a possibility of 70 percent. The temperature will shuffle between 19 and 12. The humidity will witness a vertiginous drop as the prediction reads 41 percent.

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Southampton weather for 22nd June:

Given the dank monsoon of the land, it is predicted that an afternoon shower may happen on the last day of the Test, especially with the temperatures ranging between 18 and a frigid 11. There will be 56 percent humidity in the air.

Southampton weather for 23rd June:

The only day that comes without a shower warning is the reserve day. However, the skies will be cloudy and the weather will linger between the same range of 19 and 11. There will be 42 percent humidity in the air.

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