Due to heavy rains, India’s training session gets curtailed
Heavy rains expected in the next couple of days.
Published - Sep 28, 2017 12:12 am | Updated - Sep 28, 2017 12:12 am
It seems that rains follow wherever the Australians go these days as Bengaluru saw a couple of days sparred with heavy showers upon the arrival of the team. As a result, India’s training session was also cut short due to the untimely showers.
While India’s session was curtailed, the Australians, in turn, canceled the session altogether as light persistent rains kept the Chinnaswamy ground well covered. With the dense clouds hovering over Bengaluru, the chances of a full-100 over game looks bleak with heavy rains predicted in the next couple of days.
Overall, the Indian team managed just two hours of net sessions in the afternoon before rain forced them to call it a day. According to sources from Business Standard, the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey were seen doing some warm-up exercises upon their arrival in the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, while the rest were going through their normal routine.
The Kangaroos did arrive in the morning but ended up skipping their training routine. Despite the slim chances of the full quota of overs tomorrow, there might be a rain-shortened match later at night especially looking at the absorptive capabilities of the KSCA ground due to the installation of the Sub-Air drainage system.
Here’s an Illustration
Demonstration of Sub-Air Systems in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium! You will be amazed to see how quickly the water gets sucked into the ground!
Posted by KSCA Official on Monday, January 9, 2017
The iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium became the first ever cricket stadium to have a sub-surface aeration system combined with a vacuum powered drainage system. The new additions will now mean that the drainage system will start working as soon as raindrops fall on the surface of the stadium. This will thereby reduce the loss of overs in the game due to rain delays. The new system guarantees that the match can be resumed minutes after the rain subsides.
India, with the win at Indore, already clinched the 5-match ODI series by taking an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series. By the looks of it, this may be the only way Australians can avoid the inevitable whitewash.