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David Warner and James Faulkner enjoy day out in Kolkata

Warner and Faulkener venture out with heavy rains in Kolkata.

David Warner
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Australia, after suffering defeat in the series opener, has a lot at stake in the upcoming second ODI at Kolkata. As a result, it is expected that a quality side like Australia would hit the nets hard and do their homework properly. As soon as they landed in West Bengal, they were greeted with heavy showers, prohibiting them of any outdoor activity.

Australian opening batsman David Warner took to Instagram to post about the conditions in Eden Gardens on Tuesday. The picturesque stadium was enveloped by dense grey cloud, with the ground staff completely covering the stadium. Warner captioned the post by saying,”Doubt we will be out on the ground today.”

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But the powerful southpaw didn’t let the gloom seep into his spirit as he and fellow teammate James Faulkner ventured out to Quest Mall to sip coffees, much to the joy of the people present in the joint. “Cock&Bull does Quest Mall ??? @jfaulkner44 #kolkata” captioned Warner’s next post on Instagram. Cock here represents James Faulkner while the Bull would be himself.

Cock&Bull does Quest Mall ??? @jfaulkner44 #kolkata

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Doubt we will be out on the ground today.

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“By September 21, the circulation will be gone but in this month rain is a possibility especially in the evening. It may not, however, continue for too long,” blamed Kolkata Met director Ganesh Das on the circulation over West Bengal for the frequent showers lately.

“The pitch and ground conditions is just perfect. It’s an ideal condition what’s required for a One-Day International contest but I cannot say whether it will rain or not. Who would have thought India will score 281/7 from being five down for 87 in the 22nd over. I cannot say they will make how many runs but the wicket will help both batsmen and bowlers,” quoted CAB pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee, who himself is suffering from flu.

“We are equipped to cover the entire ground and there is enough machinery to clear up even if it rains but it depends on the intensity and duration,” concluded the curator.

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