‘Weather Man’ Dinesh Karthik provides Southampton weather update for Day 3 of WTC Final

Dinesh Karthik shared a picture of the Southampton ground with covers on the pitch and bowlers run-up area.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 2:18 pm

As India take on New Zealand in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is part of the ICC’s commentary panel for the World Test Championship final has given the weather update for Day 3 of the final between India and New Zealand. Karthik took to Twitter to provide the weather update from the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Dinesh Karthik provided a positive weather update for Day 3. Karthik wrote, “Another 3.5 hours to go for play to start, so let's not worry too much guys. For now it’s cloudy, But the good part is , there is not rain atm”. Along with it Karthik shared a picture of the Southampton ground with covers on the pitch and bowlers run-up area.

Check out DK's tweet here:

However, according to the UK Met department, Day 3 of the WTC final between India and New Zealand could be marred by bad weather. "Heavy showers continuing during the morning, gradually easing during the afternoon to allow some brief sunny spells. Staying dry into the evening and overnight. Maximum temperature 21°C," UK Met department informed.

After first day of the Test was washed out without a ball being bowled, play resumed on Day 2. India had reached 146 for 3 when bad light led the umpires to take the players off the field a little while after Tea. It was the third time bad light had caused a stoppage in play, leading to frustration among the fans. Rahane and Kohli steadied the Indian innings and the duo will need to continue in the same fashion on Day 3 to propel India to a formidable total.