New Delhi. India defeated England by 10 wickets in the first ODI at The Oval to take a 1-0 lead in the 3 ODI series. In this match, England made its lowest score against India, which India achieved without a wicket with 188 balls remaining. Now the second ODI between the two teams will be played at Lord’s on Thursday. India have a chance to win the ODI series after T20 by winning this match. However, it is also necessary to support the weather for this. So let’s know how the weather will be in London during the second ODI?
At present, a large part of Britain is battling heatwave. Recently, a meeting of senior officials has also been held to declare heatwave emergency. According to The Telegraph, the local meteorological department issued a warning for the coming days that the record for the hottest day in Britain could be broken. Temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius, which is unusual for Britain. Its effect can also be seen in the second ODI between India and England to be held at Lord’s.
Heatwave could have an effect in Lord’s ODI:
According to AccuWeather’s report, during the second ODI, the sky of London will be clear and the temperature will be around 25 degrees during the day. There is no chance of rain. By the way, this match is day-night. In such a situation, the players will have to face less sunlight and heat. The Meteorological Department has also issued a heatwave alert in London on the day of the match. Indian players are used to playing in hot weather. But, English players can definitely have trouble with the heatwave. Players may also have to face fluctuations of 7-8 degrees in temperature. In the evening the temperature can remain 17 degrees. At the same time, the wind speed can remain 40 km per hour.
India’s record at Lord’s
India has so far played a total of eight ODIs at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Four of these have been won, including the 1983 World Cup title win. India won the last match at this ground in 2004. Team India has also tied a match on this ground in 2011. The last match at Lord’s was between Pakistan and England on July 10, 2021. In this, England won by 52 runs.
By the way, the pitch of Lord’s ground is considered good for batting. Here there is bounce on the pitch, which can prove to be helpful for both the bowlers and the batsmen. England won the World Cup for the first time in 2019 at this ground. If we look at the record of the last 10 matches held on this ground, the team batting first in 7 has won. That is, winning the toss here, any team would like to bat first.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 13, 2022, 14:26 IST