India has already clinched the five-match ODI series against Australia with a win in the third ODI at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Virat Kohli & Co will be looking to take make the series another clean sweep but they might face an unevasive threat at the venue, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The first two ODIs at Chennai and Kolkata faced the rain threat. The Chennai ODI was a rain-curtailed one as the second innings was reduced to 21 overs. The Bengaluru weather forecast does not look promising for any of the teams as the threat of a thundershower looms large.
According to the weather forecast, thunderstorms are expected in the next 24 to 48 hours which might end up damaging the outfield and the pitch. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) secretary Sudhakar Rao along with the curator are making sure that the Bengaluru pitch is covered so that there is no delay in play even if rain decides to play spoilsport on September 28.
The Bengaluru weather conditions are supposed to remain all the same before September 28, the day of the fourth ODI. On September 28, the weather forecast shows thunderstorm in the morning. The ground staff will have to be on their heels to make the fourth ODI possible.
Though the Bengaluru staff will try to make sure that the outfield is dried up and the pitch is unharmed so that the match starts without any delay.
We might see a rain-curtailed match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium which will make the coin toss all the more crucial as the team winning the toss will look to chase. The team chasing will benefit as they will receive a revised target when Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method comes into play.
Bengaluru boasts of one of the best drainage systems in the country. If it rains heavily on the day of the match, the fourth ODI may be played and the match might go on as planned.