Where there is a blue, there is a rain. Maybe this has to be the trending phrase nowadays. India vs Australia matches seem more like a run and chase game; teams are running whereas the rain is chasing. Both the teams switch to other venues but still rain gods appear to pose a threat. Such kind of threat is hovering around the 1st T20I match in MS Dhoni’s hometown, Ranchi.
A torrent of showers forces India to call off the practice session on Thursday evening ahead of the cracking opener at JSCA Stadium. So, the teams might have to sweat it out in indoors. The No.1 ranked Test side have already won the ODI series 4-1 to stake a claim at No.1 in the ICC ODI charts.
Virat Kohli & Co have a lot of catching up to do as far as three-match T20I series is concerned. There will be three T20I matches overall and to be on top of the shortest format as well, India might have to bluewash the Men in Yellow as well as the Black Caps in the futuristic home tour.
No chance of washout:
The pratice session might have been cancelled but the chances of washout in the opening match are unlikely which both teams wouldn’t have to worry about it. According to JSCA Stadium official, the first match will go all guns blazing. He went on to add that showers are quite normal. The groundstaffs are well prepared to face the challenge.
“Such passing showers are normal this time. But the good thing is rain comes and goes and is not prolonged this time of the year. We have adequate measures to prepare the ground for the match,” added JSCA official as per PTI inputs.