IPL 2019: Match 52, KXIP vs KKR – Weather forecast | Hourly temperature and chances of rain
The temperature will be around 34-degree Celsius at the start of the game and will drop down in the 20s as the game will progress.
Updated - May 3, 2019 5:06 pm
In one of the most important games of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Both the teams’ playoffs chances are hanging by the thread and a win is must to keep the hopes alive. With 5 wins from 12 games, the Knight Riders and Kings XI are 6th and 7th respectively in the points table. Both the teams’ journey this season is pretty much similar.
The Ravi Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik-led sides started the tournament on a strong note but lost their mojo midway. The Knight Riders ended their six-game losing streak in the previous outing when they beat Mumbai Indians by 34 runs. Asked to bat first, KKR posted a mammoth 232 for 2. The two-time winners then survived a breathtaking onslaught from Hardik Pandya to keep their playoff hopes alive.
KXIP, on the other hand, have lost 4 of their last five encounters including the last three. In their last outing, they were routed by Sunrisers Hyderabad. After conceding 212, the one-time finalists managed to score just 167 for 8 to suffer a crushing 45-run loss. A loss in the upcoming contest will throw the team out of the playoffs race and so one can expect some fireworks in Mohali tonight.
How’s the weather expected to be:
While the eastern part of India expected to be hit the worst by Cyclone Fani, the western part is fortunately safe. Consequently, there will be no interruption from the weather in that part of the country. According to AccuWeather, there is no prediction of rain in Mohali tonight. The cloud cover will also be on the lower side while the humidity will hover in the 20s. As far as the temperature is concerned, it will be around 34-degree Celsius at the start of the game and will drop down in the 20s as the game will progress.