After Delhi pollution, Cyclone Maha could derail second India vs Bangladesh T20I
India vs Bangladesh 1st T20 was in jeopardy after the Delhi pollution was at its worst and the visibility and the health of the players was a major concern. However, the visibility in the stadium was just "fine" which promised a full 40 over game, where Bangladesh triumphed with the brilliance of their skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.
Now the action will shift to Rajkot at Saurashtra cricket association stadium where cyclone threat could derail the game. Heavy rain and stormy winds may be a major issue when both the teams play the second T20 on 7th November, Thursday.
According to the Meteorological Department, Cyclone 'Maha' will reach the coastal areas of Gujarat in the evening of 6 November or the morning of 7 November. Due to this, heavy rains are expected in Saurashtra and South Gujarat. During this time there will also be stormy winds. Rajkot falls in the region where cyclone is expected to cause more damage.
Winds can move at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour with heavy rain. This can make it difficult to contest the match as per the schedule. Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and Team India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed concern over this weather forecast.
"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," Bhogle tweeted.