Cricket competition between India and England will commence shortly with the opening test match on the 05th February at Chidambaram stadium Chennai. No spectators but weather conditions continue to be relevant and play a decisive role. After a massive downpour last month, Chennai has nearly dried up for the last 20 days barring light sprinkle yesterday in some parts. In the absence of rain, the day temperature is on the rise and the sea winds make it sultry in the afternoon. Sea breeze in the evening gives much-required relief from the warm and humid conditions.
England is going to have a long haul of cricketing events with 4 Test Matches, 5 T20s and 3 ODIs lasting for 53 days till 28th March. Test matches at Chennai and Ahmedabad, followed by T20s at Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmedabad are going to offer gruelling conditions on account of hot weather. Even Pune, the venue for 3 ODIs gets fairly hot towards the end of March.
Except for oppressive humid conditions, the weather is not going to play any spoilsport during the first 2 test matches at Chennai. Ahmedabad during the remaining 2 test matches and 5 T20s will be blazing hot because of the proximity of Tropic of Cancer and Vernal Equinox on 20th March 2021. Pleasant weather capital Pune also fatigues with rising temperature in excess of 36°C towards fag end of March subjecting teams under taxing conditions. Nights and early morning remain pleasant with under 20 temperature on many occasions. Other than heat and humidity, no interruptions are expected on account of weather at any of these cricketing venues for the entire duration.