Rajkot weather forecast today, India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I: Rain unlikely to play spoilsport

Bright sunshine, blue skies greeted Rajkot on Thursday morning ahead of the second T20I between India and Bangladesh at the SCA Stadium.

Even with the weather improving on match-day, a timely start will depend on how quickly the outfield drys up.   -  PTI

Bright sunshine, blue skies greeted Rajkot on Thursday morning ahead of the second T20I between India and Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

India and Bangladesh trained under clear blue skies on Wednesday afternoon but as dusk fell, the weather took a turn for the worse. Strong winds and heavy rain lashed the ground, shattering glass panes, breaking a wooden scaffolding, and sending sheets of tarpaulin flying this way and that.

 

In half an hour’s time, the outfield had come to resemble a shallow lake; the cyclone had duly arrived. As the evening wore on and the rain continued to pound away, the prospect of a full contest between India and Bangladesh had looked unlikely.

Even with the weather improving on match-day, a timely start will depend on how quickly the outfield drys up.