Punjab Cricket Association Stadium Mohali weather forecast: The proceedings will move from Dharamsala to Mohali now.
The first T20I of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India has been washed out due to torrential rain at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
With rain continuing to pour down at the time when the match was scheduled to begin, conducting the match was always going to be an onerous task. While rain was expected to play spoilsport, it wasn’t predicted that the match would be abandoned without a ball being bowled.
— Manish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) September 15, 2019
There is no hiding to the fact that both teams were looking to start building a squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia. Unfortunately, both of them have a match less now for their preparations of the world event.
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium Mohali weather forecast
The outcome of the first T20I has converted the series into a two-match series. The second match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on September 18. It is worth mentioning that the last T20I played on the venue saw India beating Australia by six wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 2016.
Co-incidentally, it was the same match which India captain Virat Kohli referred to in one of his recent tweets on veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
As far as the weather in Mohali is concerned, Wednesday is expected to be a clear day with the temperature ranging between 23 degree to 32 degree. Since Punjab rarely receives rainfall in the middle of September, the possibility of weather playing spoilsport for the second time is highly minimal. Therefore, expect a full second T20I of South Africa’s tour of India 2019.