A large rain threat emerges over the scheduled fourth ODI in Bengaluru on Thursday between India and Australia during the ongoing 5-match ODI series. The weathermen are forecasting big spells of thundershowers in the next 24 to 48 hours in Bengaluru.
Many parts of the city has underwent a lot of heavy rain during the last 24 hours, with the MET department recording rainfall of 54 mm.
And according to weather experts, good moderate rains of heaving intensity will take place in the city in the next 24 to 48 hours.
However, the pitch curators at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru are doing their best to keep the outfield and the pitch as dry as possible, to avoid a shortened game.
The groundsmen will also be aided by the fact that the stadium has a cutting-edge technology to tackle wet conditions, with the tech helping the umpires continue the game as quickly as possible even after heavy rain.
The whole series itself has been marred with rain, starting with Chennai, where a 2-hour delay shortened the 2nd innings of Australia to 21 overs. Rain travelled with the two teams to Kolkata, where both the teams had to practice indoors before the start of the game.
Even Indore, where the 3rd ODI was played, had a weather warning, but fortunately enough, rain kept itself away from spoiling the game.
India has already gained an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the 5-game series, with the remaining two ODIs being dead-rubbers. However, India will look to continue their winning streak across all formats and maintain their number 1 rank on the ICC ODI rankings.
Both teams are expected to reach late in Bengaluru, and as a result, will not be able to train.
The 4th and 5th ODI are scheduled to be played on 28th September and 1st October, in Bengaluru and Nagpur respectively.