Delhi Weather Forecast, India vs Bangladesh 1st T20I: No rain forecast but pollution level a concern
Delhi Weather Forecast, India vs Bangladesh 1st T20I (PTI Photo)
- India and Bangladesh play the 1st T20I in Delhi on Sunday
- No rain predicted during the evening match on Sunday
- Spike in pollution level remains a cause of concern
The youngsters on the fringes will line up for another World Twenty20 audition while a few seniors will try to get back into the groove when firm-favourite India take on Bangladesh in the smog-hit series-opener here on Sunday.
Questions have been raised over the rationale behind hosting the match in Delhi at a time when the national capital is battling post-Diwali air pollution but the BCCI ruled out shifting the tie at the last minute due to logistic issues.
The visiting side is not complaining but pollution, the resultant health concerns and the ban imposed on Bangladesh's iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan just before the tour has definitely hogged more limelight in the build-up to the three-match series.
The teams are ready to battle it out and with no established name figuring in India's bowling department, it will be an opportunity for Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, his statemate Shardul Thakur and Rajasthan's Deepak Chahar to show what they bring to the table.
There are still around 20 matches that India will play before next year's World T20 in Australia but the Indian team management has said that it would prefer to identify the core of the team without much tinkering.
Delhi Weather Forecast for Sunday: India vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I
10 am IST: It had drizzled a bit overnight and on Sunday morning in Delhi. The visibility has been ordinary as well as Delhi has been engulfed by thick smog.
There is no rain forecast though for the evening. It's expected to be hazy throughout the day and there shouldn't be any problems hosting the match as the 1st T20I will be played under lights from 7 pm IST.