Understanding the weather before a match is always a big hurdle. The weather in Dehradun, Uttarakhand`s capital, seems quite mysterious. There was a sunny weather on Friday afternoon, but after the evening, suddenly the monsoon showers lashed the capital. Tigers preparation match was interrupted before the start of the Twenty20 series against Afghanistan. The preparation match is expected to start in delayed time, something around one and a half hours after the scheduled time.
Rajib Gandhi Stadium in Dehradun is on the foothills of the hill. Bangladesh -Afghanistan series` first T-20 match will start at 8:30 pm on Sunday. But before the match, the weather appears just like many other things. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan did not comment on this.
In the pre-match press conference, Shakib spoke over the weather condition, ‘It`s beyond anyone`s control. But, if such is the condition of the weather, we`re used to playing in such conditions. There is not much difference between the conditions of our country and this country. We believe we can take care cope ourselves very well with the weather of this place.’
Bangladesh have played a practice match against Afghanistan `A` team on Friday before the start of the series. Bangladesh lost the match by 8 wickets. Tigers scored 146 runs in 20 overs losing 6 wickets. Afghanistan `A` team won the match with 17.2 overs losing only 2 wickets.