IND vs ENG: Chennai test may get affected by rain today

IND vs ENG: Chennai test may get affected by rain today

11:30 AM

IND vs ENG: Chennai test may get affected by fresh weather system

Dec 16, 2016 11:30 AM


Since last weekend, Chennai rains have revived and been wreaking havoc over the residents of the city. So much so that the city received heavy rains during this period. In fact, the city recorded three digit rains during a span of a mere three hours.

More than a dozen lives were lost and loss to crop and property has also been recorded. These conditions were attributed to Cyclone Vardah which made a direct landfall close to Chennai.

However, now the weather conditions have improved and Chennai is limping its way back to normalcy. Schools have been reopened and daily life has once again come back on track.

In fact, the Indian Cricket Team is scheduled to play its fifth match in Chennai tomorrow, i.e. on December 16 against England. The five day match will end on December 20 and both the teams along with the fans are hoping that there won’t be interruptions in terms of weather.

While the first day is expected to witness some showers early in the morning, the weather will clear up thereafter and the match will be played. However, the possibility of delay due to wet outfield cannot be ruled out.

The second and the third day, i.e. on December 17 and 18, sky conditions will be clear with no interruption in play. However, the possibility of one or two short spells of rain cannot be ruled out on the fourth and the fifth day. Thus, there may be some effect on the match on the aforementioned days on account of rain.

These weather conditions will be attributed to a fresh weather system which has formed in the Bay of Bengal. The system is currently a trough and may become a cyclonic circulation soon.

As far as the India vs England Test series is concerned, Virat Kohli and his boys are already leading the series 3-0, and a draw which means the home team has won the series before even playing the last match. We will have to wait and watch if Alastair Cook and his men can make a comeback this time.

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