It was reported on August 30, 2012, that intermittent rain might interrupt the first day’s play of the 2nd Test between India vs New Zealand, which will be played in Bangalore on August 31, 2012.
The weather forecast predicts thunderstorms and shower on Friday. See live scorcard
India won the first Test at Hyderabad by an innings and are looking to wrap up the two Test series by 2-0.
The Indian spinners are expected to benefit out of the wet conditions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Indiatoday reported, “As on Wednesday, rain, and not New Zealand, looked the biggest threat to prevent India from winning the two-Test series 2-0.
“Almost throughout the day, it rained intermittently – it has been raining here for the last few days, and the forecast is not encouraging either: the weatherman says showers and thunderstorms are likely in the next few days.
“Although the turf at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), housed within the stadium, was damp, the Indian team had a long practice session in the afternoon, with Sachin Tendulkar having two stints, both as diligently as ever.
“The pitch should not be affected as it was extensively covered. The damp weather may play a role in influencing the teams’ combinations.”