Mohali Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IND vs SA 2nd T20

Dixit Bhargav
|Published September 16, 2019

Mohali Pitch Report and Weather Forecast: The Sportsrush present before you pitch report and weather forecast for second T20I.

The second T20I of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India will be played on the day after tomorrow in Mohali. With the first T20I abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled, all eyes have now moved towards the second match.

With eyes on the bigger picture in the form of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, both the teams would be looking forward to find the best combination ahead of the showpiece event.

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The last time a T20I was played in Mohali was during the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016 when India beat Australia by 6 wickets. Co-incidentally, it was the same match which India captain Virat Kohli referred to in one of his recent tweets on veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Mohali Pitch Report and Weather Forecast

In T20Is, the PCA stadium in Mohali has generally been batsmen’s paradise. The four T20Is played on the venue has seen an average run rate of 9.10. It might be too early to say but expect the batsmen to call the shots on Wednesday as well.

Till date, the lowest innings total in Mohali is 158/5 – by Pakistan against New Zealand in 2016 World Cup. On the other hand, the highest has been 211/4 – chased down by India against Sri Lanka in the first T20I at the venue in 2009.

As far as the weather in Mohali is concerned, Wednesday is expected to be a clear day with the temperature ranging between 23 degree to 32 degree. While the day will receive clear sunshine, the night is expected to be humid sans rain.

Since Punjab rarely receives rainfall in the middle of September, the possibility of weather playing spoilsport for the second time is highly minimal. Therefore, expect a full match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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