India v England final test is expected to go ahead tomorrow despite the ravages of Cyclone Vardah in Chennai.
Both teams were unable to hold yesterday’s scheduled practice sessions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium – where groundstaff have been trying to accelerate the drying process after Monday’s vicious storm by rolling barbecue pans full of hot coals on stumps inches above the pitch.
Both teams were again unable to use the nets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after they were left unfit when Cyclone Vardah hit Chennai on Monday.
They were restricted to fielding and fitness drills. But England batsman Joe Root refused to be beaten, and padded up instead for throw-downs on a back-road outside the ground.