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Rajkot Weather Report: Will Rain Interrupt India vs. Australia 3rd ODI? Know Here

The cricket world is buzzing with excitement as India and Australia prepare for the third and decisive ODI match at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot on September 27.

India holds a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, adding to the anticipation of this clash. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await this showdown, let's take a closer look at the weather conditions in Rajkot to ensure that weather-related interruptions won't dampen the thrill of the game.

Rajkot Weather Update
Now, let's dive into the weather forecast for this crucial match. As of September 26, 2023, according to reports from weather.com, there is a slight chance of rain in the region leading up to the game. However, fans can take a sigh of relief as match day, September 27, is expected to have predominantly sunny conditions.

The temperature is predicted to stay around 33 degrees Celsius during the day, providing an ideal backdrop for an exciting encounter. As the evening progresses, the weather is expected to cool down to approximately 30 degrees Celsius, with a mostly cloudy sky and humidity levels around 63%. While there might be some clouds, the overall outlook is promising, and the chances of rain remain low.

A Strong Start
KL Rahul's Indian squad made a resounding start by securing a convincing 5-wicket victory over Pat Cummins-led Australia in the series opener at PCA Stadium, Mohali. This win gave India a 1-0 lead in the series. In the second ODI, despite Cummins resting and Steve Smith stepping in as captain for Australia, India continued their winning streak, setting the stage for an exciting third encounter.

The Final Preparation
With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, both teams are likely to field their World Cup playing elevens in this match, using it as a crucial tune-up before the main tournament, which is set to commence on October 5. This adds an extra layer of excitement, making this contest a must-watch.

A Clear Skies Showdown
Contrary to earlier forecasts of possible rain, the day of the match, September 27, is now expected to be mostly cloudy, with no rain in the forecast. The temperature is expected to reach a maximum of 34°C during the day, gradually cooling down to a comfortable 25°C as the game unfolds.

Despite earlier predictions of rain in the days leading up to the match, the likelihood of rain during the actual game remains minimal, at only 6 percent. This bodes well for cricket fans, as it appears that the weather is unlikely to disrupt what promises to be a thrilling encounter between India and Australia.

Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja , Ravichandran Ashwin , Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami , Mohammed Siraj

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith , Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short , Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott , Adam Zampa