The Gabba ODI faces a threat of thunderstorms on Tuesday  © Getty Images
The Gabba ODI faces a threat of thunderstorms on Tuesday © Getty Images

Jan 19, 2015

The third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at the Gabba in Brisbane faces a threat of rain. This is the third game of the tri-series, after the first two were played in Sydney and Melbourne. Both India and England were beaten by Australia in their opening encounters of the series.

The Weather Channel predicts thunderstorms in Brisbane and about 80 percent chances of rainfall. I would be a disappointing thing if this game is washed out. The tri-series is a short affair this time around with only a couple of rounds before a solitary final. With that format in place, almost every game becomes important. Finishing winless after the first round can  put a team in a difficult spot.