Weather Woes Loom Over India Vs England 5th Test in Dharamsala: Chances of Rain and Sleet Raise Concerns

As India and England gear up for the fifth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, concerns arise over the potential disruption caused not by rain, but by the chilly weather gripping the city. Despite India securing an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, the climatic conditions threaten to play spoilsport in the concluding match scheduled for March 7.

Weather Forecast and Potential Disruptions:

According to a report by The Telegraph, the weather forecast for Dharamsala predicts chilly conditions with a chance of rainfall. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 1 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature could plummet below -4 degrees. Additionally, the report suggests the match might be further affected by sleet, posing a challenge for both teams.

As both India and England continue their practice sessions in Mohali before heading to Dharamsala, the uncertainty surrounding the weather raises concerns about the match’s smooth progression.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s Milestone Match:

Amidst weather worries, the upcoming Test holds significance for Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The match in Dharamsala marks his 100th Test appearance, making him the 14th Indian cricketer and the second Indian spinner to achieve this milestone.

Ashwin, with 35 five-wicket hauls in Tests, is on the brink of another significant record. Needing just 5 wickets in an innings during the fifth Test against England, he could secure his 36th five-wicket haul. If he manages to achieve this feat in both innings, he would surpass Nathan Lyon and set a new benchmark for the most five-wicket hauls in the history of the World Test Championship.

Despite weather concerns, the cricketing world eagerly awaits the final Test in Dharamsala, with Ashwin’s monumental achievement adding an extra layer of excitement to the series conclusion.

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