Weather report: Rain likely to play spoilsport in the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka

Praveen / 11 August 2015

The three match Test series is all set to begin tomorrow and there is some bad news before the start of the series. The weather has been terrible in Galle with heavy thunder showers. Apparently it might be the case for the entire week as per the reports from meteorological department.

On Tuesday, Galle experienced thunderous rain with ground staff repeatedly rushing to cover every part of the cricket stadium here. The weather forecast has predicted thundershowers for the entire week.

According to the meteorological website, repeated rain interruptions are likely to play havoc to the on-field cricket. “Players and fans can expect multiple interruptions during the match. In any case, the entire series will be riddled with multiple spells of rain,” reads a report. The intensity of rainfall will pick up on August 15 and heavy rain is likely on the last two days of the Test match.

Looks like Rain might play spoil sport for the entire 5 days and the farewell series forKumar Sangakkara might not go in a proper direction as one would expect.

Virat Kohli’s first stint as a full time captain during the tour of Bangladesh didn’t go the way as he expected, as rain played spoil sport over there and it seems to be the case here too.

However, one could hope that rain stays away and the Test match kicks off in style which promises to be an exciting encounter in offer.

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