New Zealand cricket team have already been at the receiving end of inclement weather in Bengaluru, losing to Pakistan via DLS method in their last ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match even after posting a 400-plus total on the board. Their next match against Sri Lanka at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru may also get washed out due to rain with the Karnataka capital witnessing lot of rain over the last week.

The MET prediction for Thursday afternoon and evening is not looking very promising for cricket fans at the moment. According to weather prediction, there is 90 per cent chance of rain in Bengaluru around afternoon when captains Kane Williamson and Kusal Mendis will head out toss around 130pm IST.

The maximum temperature will be around 27 degrees with ‘couple of showers and a thunderstorm’ predicted for the afternoon. There will be about 76 per cent humidity with 87 per cent cloud cover over the city. Around 6.9mm of rain is predicted on Thursday afternoon.

Even in evening, there is 90 per cent possibility of rain with 4.1mm of rain predicted for the second half of the match. The humidity will rise to 93 per cent and there will be about 82 per cent cloud cover.