There has been a rainstorm in Kolkata last week which has put the 2nd ODI under a shadow of a doubt.
Because of the rain, the Eden Gardens ground was completely under covers for a long time and it has also been expected that the pitch conditions will be on the slower side if the match takes place on Thursday.
CAB President and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly also assured that the new drainage system at Eden Gardens has the capability to soak in the water in no time but for that to happen, there should be no rain around.
Both teams arrived in Kolkata on Monday and were scheduled to have a practice session on Tuesday. While the Australians took indoor practice sessions, Team India had to call off their session due to the consistent rains.
Smith and his men are trying their best to find the solution duo of India writ spinners – Chahal and Kuldeep – who picked five wickets between themselves in just nine overs of bowling in Chennai. Fall of wickets at regular intervals resulted in Australia’s loss in the series opener in Chennai.