India vs South Africa 1st T20I: Here's how the weather forecast looks like at Dharamshala

The weather forecast for Sunday's T20I between India and South Africa doesn't look good.
India vs South Africa 1st T20I: Here's how the weather forecast looks like at DharamshalaThe weather at Dharamshala was expected to play a part in the match and the prediction has come true. (Photo: Twitter)
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Team India is all set to take on South Africa in the first T20I of the series in Dharamshala keeping an eye on the World T20 Cup in Australia next year.  However, the weather in Dharamshala could become a big hurdle in the first T20I  The weather was expected to play a part in the match and the prediction has come true as it is currently raining at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

The rain seems to be unstoppable in Dharamshala for the last 3 days and this will certainly effect the pitch and the outfield of the ground. The news agency PTI reported that a spell of afternoon thundershowers lashed the Himachal hill city on Sunday.

Time is running out for ground staff to prepare the ground properly but the only rejoicing factor is that the rain has been passing showers with slim chances of rain in the evening. The match is slated to begin from 7 PM IST.

India’s practice session on Saturday was washed out because of rain, forcing Kohli and Co. to train indoors. After beating West Indies in all three formats, Team India is on a mission to build a team keeping the T20 World Cup. 

Speaking about the preparation India captain Virat Kohli stressed on the fact that their training and hard work remains the same with long season ahead.

"For us as a home team we need to be absolutely sure of our game plan. The way we prepare for overseas series where we have to be very very focussed, it's the same (for home series). International cricket is about your mindset nowadays.

"Every condition can be home condition if you feel comfortable. I think it's getting into that frame of mind for us which is very important. That's why we have been one of the most consistent teams in the last 2-3 years.

"And that's been the reason because we want to win every game wherever we play whether it's home, away, any format... we just want to go out there, play our best cricket and win," Kohli said at the pre-match press conference in Dharamsala on Saturday.

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