India vs New Zealand: Rain could play spoilsport in hosts' 250th home Test at Eden gardens

IANS, Sep, 28 2016

Kolkata: The threat of rain looms over the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens at Kolkata with the India Meterological Department (IMD) forecasting thundershowers and thunderstorm on the first four days of the match that begins on 30 September.

File photo of Eden Gardens. AFP

File photo of Eden Gardens. AFP

However, cricket lovers would take heart from the much-improved drainage facilities at the iconic ground after Sourav Ganguly took charge as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president.

According to IMD data, there would be thunderstorm with rain on the two days preceding the game.

"Party cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain or thunderstorm," reads the forecast for the first two days of the match on 30 September and 1 October.

Rain or thundershowers are predicted on the third and fourth days of the game, where an Indian win will catapult the hosts to the numero uno position in ICC Test match standings, besides bagging the three-Test series.

India are already 1-0 up following an emphatic victory in the first Test match at Kanpur.

Published Date: Sep 28, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 28, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115