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India vs Australia: Weather report for ODI World Cup 2023 game in Chennai

Although rain hasn't affected all four games since the World Cup officially started on October 5, it could still be a critical factor on Sunday when India meets Australia for their tournament opener.

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From September 29 to October 3, rain played a major spoiling role in up to seven ODI World Cup warm-up matches. India was unfortunate in two of these games, one against England in Guwahati on September 30, and another against the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram on October 3. Among these seven matches, four were completely abandoned without a single ball bowled.

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Although rain hasn't affected all four games since the World Cup officially started on October 5, it could still be a critical factor on Sunday when India meets Australia for their tournament opener. Chennai has experienced intermittent rain throughout the week, with significant rainfall in some areas on Saturday night.

After a busy August and September, Team India has had an ideal home preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup. They addressed most of their concerns following a series of experiments during the West Indies tour. Team India also triumphantly reclaimed the Asia Cup after a five-year hiatus. The home series against Australia provided further answers to any lingering questions.

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10% chance of precipitation in Chennai on Sunday

As a result, there are now some interesting selection dilemmas ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023. Today, at the Chepauk in Chennai, India faces the most successful team in World Cup history, the five-time champions Australia, who are eager to kick off another World Cup campaign on a positive note.

Looking at the weather report for India vs. Australia match in the ODI World Cup 2023, the unexpected thunderstorms of the past two days in Chennai have left spectators and players anxious. Nobody wants to see another abandoned game.

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The current prediction indicates that there is a minimal chance of rain on Sunday when the match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. IST. According to Accuweather, the likelihood of rain stands at only 10% during the morning, steadily decreasing as the day progresses. This gives India a favourable opportunity to start their quest for the World Cup on a positive note.

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