India and West Indies are all set to play the third and final T20I in Kolkata. India have already won the series having won the first two games. Heading into the third game India are leading 2-0 and they are likely to complete a whitewash.
West Indies, on the other hand, will look to play the game for pride. They are winless in the series so far having lost the ODI series and the first two games of the T20I series. Skipper Kieron Pollard have been talking about positives after every game, but a victory has been distant from the team.
Meanwhile, to make matters worse, the weather may play its part in spoiling the third and final T20I in Kolkata. Rain is expected to play spoilsport in the contest as the weather prediction for the evening and the night does not look great. BCCI’s official Twitter handle shared a picture of the current weather condition in Kolkata.
3rd T20I Between India And West Indies In Kolkata Doubtful Due To Bad Weather
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 20, 2022
The weather is expected to stay hazy in the evening and there will be shower interruptions in between. The outfield looks very wet and the groundsmen need to work hard to make the conditions ready for play if the rain stops. However, there is a prediction of a shower in the evening.
As the evening gets close towards the night, the air quality is likely to degrade and it will stay hazy. As per Accuweather, the air quality will be hazardous in the evening.
West Indies gave India a scare in the second T20I. They lost the game by just 8 runs chasing 187 for victory. Roval Powell and Nicholas Pooran’s 100-run stand kept the Windies in the game but Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 19th over turned the game in India’s favour. With 29 needed off the final two overs, Bhuvi gave just four runs and left 25 for Harshal Patel to defend in the 20th which he did successfully.
“If you have been following West Indies T20 cricket, the guys have been improving. From the last series to this series, there are a lot areas we can identify that the guys have improved. We’ve got partnerships going and if we keep doing that, we are going to win more than we lose” said Rovman Powell in the build-up to the third T20I.