Kolkata Weather Forecast, India vs Bangladesh Pink Ball Test Match: There is no rain prediction over the next 5 days in Kolkata but expect early sunsets and a bit of dew late in the evening as India and Bangladesh play their 1st ever Day-night Test.
Kolkata Weather Forecast, India vs Bangladesh Pink Ball Test Match (PTI Photo)
Kolkata is gearing up to host India’s 1st ever Pink-ball Test from November 22. Eden Gardens is the venue where Bangladesh and India will have their 1st taste of Day-night Tests.
There has not been this much hype in the lead up to a Test match in India in a long, long time. BCCI president and local hero Sourav Ganguly apparently was brimming with pride when he announced that tickets for the 1st 4 days of the Test were sold out. Expect nothing less than a carnival-like atmosphere over the next 5 days in Kolkata.
Interestingly, both India and Bangladesh players don’t have a lot of competitive pink-ball experience. In fact, captain Virat Kohli hasn’t played a competitive Pink ball match yet.
The likes of Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara along with Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and others have played Pink ball matches in Duleep Trophy but it will be the 1st time they will play with the SG Pink ball.
India vs Bangladesh: Pink-ball Test Weather Forecast in Kolkata
Good news for cricket fans! The weather is expected to hold good throughout the duration of the Test match in Kolkata.
There is no rain prediction on any of the 5 days of the historic Pink ball Test. Expect clear skies with a hazy sunshine over the weekend in Kolkata.
However, there are concerns surrounding the dew factor in Kolkata. Expected wet outfields, slippery SG balls as dew is likely to set in late in the evening. Notably, the Pink ball Test will start earlier (1 PM IST) than elsewhere in the world to make sure there is very little influence of the dew in Kolkata.
According to AccuWeather, the sun will set on all 5 days of the Test at around 5 PM. More than a session is likely to be played under lights in the historic Test match in Kolkata.