Pakistan vs New Zealand: Bengaluru weather update before clash

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Bengaluru weather update before clash

The upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan vs New Zealand in Bengaluru on Saturday could be affected by rain. The weather forecast predicts a 50% chance of rain from 1pm to 5pm, while the game is scheduled to start at 10:30am local time. This means that the second half of the match might be influenced by rain.


However, the Chinnaswamy Stadium’s ground staff is confident in their ability to deal with rain. They have a “Sub Air System” installed, which not only prevents the outfield from getting waterlogged but also drains water 36 times faster than natural drainage.

This system automatically activates as soon as it starts raining, preventing water buildup on the outfield. It can quickly remove standing water, virtually eliminating the need for extended game delays or cancellations due to wet conditions. The system can remove over 10,000 liters of water per minute once it starts raining, thanks to remote sensors embedded in the field.

Even though New Zealand’s training session was affected by rain on Friday, the Chinnaswamy Stadium’s advanced drainage system gives hope that the ground will be ready for the match within 20 minutes after the rain stops.

Pakistan vs New Zealand ICC World Cup Squad

Pakistan Squad:

  • Babar Azam (Captain)
  • Shadab Khan (vc)
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  •  Hasan Ali
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Usama Mir
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Haris Rauf
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr
  • Fakhar Zaman

New Zealand Squad:

  • Kane Williamson (Captain)
  • Trent Boult
  • Mark Chapman
  • Devon Conway
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Matt Henry
  • Tom Latham (wk)
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • James Neesham
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee
  • Will Young


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