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Rain Threat Looms Over Opening T20I Match

There's a 60% and 80% chance of during day and night time respectively.


The first match of the five-T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand is scheduled to begin today in Rawalpindi. However, cricket fans and players alike are wary of potential disruptions as rain threatens to intervene, as per the Met Department.

According to the latest weather forecast, there is a 60% chance of rain during the day and an 80% likelihood of rainfall at night on the day of the opening match. This forecast has raised concerns among cricket fans about the possibility of a rain-affected match.
The weather outlook for the subsequent matches remains uncertain as well.

On April 20, the day of the second T20I, there is a 49% chance of rain in Rawalpindi, further adding to the uncertainty surrounding the series.

After the first three matches at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, both sides will move to Lahore, where they will play the remaining two T20Is of the series on 25 and 27 April, respectively.

All five matches of the T20I series will start at 7:00 pm (PST).

Pakistan Squad:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan (wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abbas Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Irfan Khan Niazi, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan

Reserves: Haseebullah, Mohammad Ali, Agha Salman, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

New Zealand Squad:
Michael Bracewell (c), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lister, Cole McConchie, Jimmy Neesham, Will O’Rourke, Tim Robinson, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert (WK), Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell, Zak Foulkes.

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series schedule

April 18 — 1st T20I, Rawalpindi
April 20 — 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi
April 21 — 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi
April 25 — 4th T20I, Lahore
April 27 — 5th T20I, Lahore

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