The second T20I between India and Bangladesh could be in danger of being abandoned by severe cyclonic storm Maha. The game will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on November 7.
According to the weather forecast, the cyclone could cause massive rains in Saurashtra and South Gujarat. If the weather turns out as the forecast says, the 2nd T20I will be abandoned. This event comes in the wake of extreme pollution levels in Delhi which had almost cancelled the series T20I opener between India and Bangladesh.
“Severe cyclonic storm Maha lay centered at 580 kilometres southwest of Diu and 550 km southwest of Veraval. It is most likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and make landfall between Dwarka and Diu on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning with wind speeds of 120 kilometres per hour,” regional IMD director Jayanta Sarkar told PTI.
“The storm will cause heavy to very heavy rains in Saurashtra and south Gujarat on November 6-7. It is moving towards Oman but will recurve towards the Gujarat coast on Monday,” Sarkar added.
And now, with a game in Rajkot ahead, news of a cyclone on the West coast on Nov 06/07 with a danger alert issued to fishermen on the Saurashtra coast. Hope it isn't dangerous for the people living there. The weather has been most unpredictable this year.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 4, 2019
Nature is showing its displeasure! https://t.co/9q4zoFiLcD— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 4, 2019
Bangladesh registered a historic win over India riding on the back off Rahim's impressive half-century in New Delhi on Sunday. This was their first win over India in nine T20Is. The hosts will now play Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I in Rajkot on Thursday.