Uncertainty is looming over the inaugural match of 13th Asia Cup in Bangladesh as heavy rain and hailstorm left green leaves in Dhaka road and according to weathermen, much rain and thunderstorm are waiting in the evening as well. Due to a low pressure in Chota Nagpur plateau in the season of spring, the adjacent area of Bangladesh and West Bengal have to see heavy down and storm.
As Bangladesh will take on India in the opening encounter of the Asia Cup T20 in Dhaka in today evening thunderstorm and the heavy downpour was forecasted on Wednesday evening. So, India and Bangladesh players may have to spend the evening watching the rain at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka.
Today morning hailstorm and heavy downpour have been witnessed in Bangladesh. According to a resident of Dhaka, who stay close to the Mirpur stadium, says, “A storm is happening at here. Road’s pitches become green with leaves.” But he said, “Even sun is shining along with the storm.”
This image of hailstorm and sunshine was sent by a local Dhaka resident Ariful Ripon
Asia Cup for the first will be played in T20 format considering the upcoming T20 world Cup in India this tournament will give Asia Countries to get into the groove. India is the hot favourite to win this tournament while hosts Bangladesh would like to taste their first T20 victory against their neighbour in front of passionate fans.
Bangladesh are positive about another upset as they humbled India in the three-match ODI series in 2015. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said, Mustafizur Rahman, who ripped apart India’s batting line up with his cutters, may again upset India’s best plans.
The weather has become hazy at Dhaka road, only the hailstorm could be observed. (Image credit: Local Dhaka resident)
“Mustafiz (that’s how Mashrafe refers to him) has many variations of his slow cutters. It is only important as to how confident he is about the execution part. He does he not focus on opposition batsmen and only concentrates on what he knows best. You can do your homework against Mustafiz but it might not work,” Mashrafe told media persons here on Tuesday.
But, the only threat to the match is rain and thunderstorm. Now, we have to wait and see what happens finally.