India won the T20I series against South Africa 2-1. The focus now shifts to the ODI series. On October 6th, the first game would be held at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Here, we look at the pitch report of BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium and the weather conditions in Lucknow for IND vs SA 2022.
India has selected a young squad for this series. The regulars in the T20I squad will be flying to Australia for the 2022 T20 World Cup. Hence, a number of fresh faces might make their debut against South Africa. Some of them include Rajat Patidar, Mukesh Kumar and Shahbaz Ahmed.
South Africa did well in the last two T20Is against India. However, before the T20 WC, they have one major issue. Skipper Temba Bavuma is in poor form at the moment. As an opener, he must contribute more and for that, he requires confidence right now. In the 50-over format, he can play under lesser pressure and hence, he can target to regain his form before the main event.
BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow pitch report for IND vs SA 2022
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Till now, a total of 3 ODI games have happened in Lucknow. Out of these three fixtures, two games have been won by sides that have batted second. Hence, the captains on Thursday might look to field first after winning the toss.
Lucknow weather conditions for IND vs SA 2022
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The temperature is likely to be comfortable for the game in Lucknow. Starting at 1:30 PM, the entire game will see temperatures ranging between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius.
That said, there is a prediction of rainfall on Thursday in Lucknow. With precipitation and humidity of 100%, thunderstorms are expected during the game.