The highly anticipated third Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy series between India and Australia may be shifted from Dharamshala due to the non-preparation of the outfield. The match, which is set to take place on March 1, is now being considered to be held in Bengaluru.
While the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association has installed a drainage system in the stadium, which is capable of drying the ground in just 15 to 20 minutes after rain, the recent issues with the outfield may cause the match to be relocated. Bengaluru is the strongest contender for hosting the third Test, as the first Test was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra, and the last Test is set to be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The last international match at the stadium of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association was played in February of last year. Meanwhile, the Indian team won the first Test match at Jamtha in Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs, taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. With such a strong performance, the Indian team will be eager to continue their winning streak and make the most of their home advantage.
In conclusion, while the final decision on the location of the third Test is yet to be announced, the possibility of it being moved from Dharamshala to Bengaluru has created excitement among fans. Regardless of where the match takes place, it promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the strongest teams in world cricket.