Rain likely to wash out first session of Day 4
Only 40.2 overs were played in the first day of the ongoing Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington due to incessant rain and bad light. A similar scenario could arrive on the penultimate day of the game as well. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বৃষ্টিতে ভেসে যেতে পারে চতুর্থ দিনের প্রথম সেশন]
According to reports, it’s already drizzling in Wellington and sharp wind is blowing. If the weather forecasts are to be believed, there would be some rainfall in Wellington on Sunday morning.
Even there is a high chance that the first session of day 4 would be completely washed out. And even if the ball rolls onto the ground, the play could be delayed and interrupted for more than one occasion.
According to the weathermen, the rain would stop by the afternoon but there would still be sharp wind throughout the afternoon and evening sessions to make bowlers’ life extremely difficult.
Other than Shakib Al Hasan, no other specialist bowler in the side has previous experience of bowling in New Zealand. While Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Kamrul Islam Rabbi are on their third Test, it’s only the first for Taskin Ahmed and Subashis Roy.
So it will be interesting to see how the inexperienced Bangladesh bowling attack cope up with difficult conditions.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com