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India vs Ireland, T20 World Cup: New York weather forecast for 5 June

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India will open their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday. What’s the weather like in New York?
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Rohit Sharma-led India will take on Ireland in their first match of the 2024 T20 World Cup in New York on Wednesday. The match will be held at the Nassau County International Stadium in New York and fans can expect a cracker of a contest. The Men in Blue are looking to break their 11-year trophy drought, having last won an ICC trophy in 2013 when they lifted the Champions Trophy.

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India have named as many as four spinners in the squad. Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are the team’s spinners whereas Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace attack that also consists of Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj.

The Men in Blue also have all-rounder options in Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube. Hardik recently scored an unbeaten 40 off 23 deliveries against Bangladesh in the warm-up match, hitting two fours and four sixes, and finished with figures of 1/30 from three overs. Having said that, there will be a lot of focus on Hardik Pandya the bowler.

Dube, on the other hand, could only manage 14 runs off 16 deliveries, but returned strongly with the ball, registering figures of 2/13.

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As far as India’s batting is concerned, there’s a possibility of Virat Kohli opening with skipper Rohit Sharma. Another option is Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has opened for India in all 17 T20Is he has played. Kohli did not play the warm-up match against Bangladesh and Sanju Samson was sent out to open. Samson, however, endured a difficult outing, scoring just one run off six balls before being dismissed by Shoriful Islam.

Rishabh Pant, who came into bat at No 3 in that match, scored 53 off 32 balls. The southpaw adds balance to India’s batting lineup and will be crucial to the team’s chances.

All eyes will be on the weather in New York as fans will hope for a full-fledged contest. So, how’s weather like? We take a look:

What will the weather be like in New York on Wednesday?

According to Accuweather, the forecast is for a mixture of sun and clouds in New York, although the overall atmosphere will be pleasant. “Pleasant with a blend of sun and clouds”, says the official weather forecast. The match will start at 10.30 am local time, and the forecast predicts that there will be little to no chance of rain. As a result, fans can expect an interruption-free contest on Wednesday. The temperatures will hover around 21 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius.

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