Rain may play spoilsport for the final T20 here at Hyderabad. Pitches may be damp but not Hyderabadi hopes!

Rain may play spoilsport for the final T20 here at Hyderabad. Pitches may be damp but not Hyderabadi hopes!

High Voltage encounter may be washed of as Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is all set to host its first T20I .

Hyderabad is ready in every way. The stage is ready for what promises to be a cracker of a grand finale of Australia’s tour of India and the fans can hardly wait.

Indeed on Thursday afternoon, that enthusiasm  was palpable among the sizable crowd that gathered at and around the ticket-distribution counters . People are stocking up on Kohli and Dhoni jerseys, India flags, caps and headbands in Hyderabad. This marks the preparation for D-day on Friday, and were engaging in animated discussions on what India should do to ensure victory.

After a distasteful loss at Guwahati by the margin of 8 wickets, India will look to consolidate early. Captain Kohli holds the batting responsible for the loss and looks forward to seal the series with an emphatic victory.

Meanwhile the rain scare in Hyderabad may as well result the decider to be a wash out. Fans and cricket enthusiasts throughout the stadium are hopeful and praying the rain gods to be fair.  In addition , the Meteorological Department had forecast thunderstorm accompanied by rain on Thursday and light to moderate showers on Friday.

The quality of cricket analysis available on the streets and by-lanes of India puts to shame some of the comments from ‘experts’. The Indian crowd is knowledgeable and everybody has an opinion or two on cricket. No wonder why cricket is more of a religion than sport in India. And talking about the weather the fans are confident of the the ground staff and HCA officials and also the efficient drainage system at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Coincidentally, this will also be the first T20I that the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is hosting. We hope to see some action as Hyderabad is ready to take on the rains and get a great game . Best wishes to Team India. From Hyderabad, with love!