The first ODI of the 3-match series between india and south africa begins today, thursday (October 6) at the Ekana atal bihari vajpayee Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. But the question has arisen whether the one-day match will be held in lucknow today. The first ODI in lucknow is expected to be affected by rain. A few thundershowers are likely throughout the day and 94 percent cloud cover has been predicted when the match starts at 1.30 pm IST.
Temperatures are expected to hover around 30 degrees and humidity levels at 81 percent on thursday afternoon. But the important point is that the Meteorological Department has predicted mostly cloudy skies and thundershowers. Lucknow's Ekana Stadium has been raining for the past few days and the pitch was mostly covered. If it continues to rain today, the toss is expected to be delayed to the scheduled time of 1 pm.Heavy rains have been lashing lucknow since tuesday night and more rain is expected on Thursday. The rain is out of their control, but the good thing is that the drainage system of this ground is very good. They hope the match will go ahead today. They are prepared and the players are in a good mood, said captain Shikhar Dhawan. india had beaten south africa 2-1 in the previous t20 series. south africa has a good team. Winning and losing are part of the game, but it's important to learn from failures, dhawan said.
India ODI Squad: shikhar dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, shreyas iyer (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, rahul Tripathi, ishan kishan (wicketkeeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, sanju samson (wicketkeeper), kuldeep yadav, mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, ravi Bishnoi, deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj.