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  • July 30, 2018 2:19 AM PDT

    In the two days leading up to the fourth Test at the Queens Park Oval, rain has hit Port of Spain either before or during Indias practice sessions, sending them into the indoor nets. Wholesale Blackhawks Jerseys . On Wednesday afternoon, during the second half of West Indies practice session on the eve of the match, it rained again, and kept raining for over two hours.Rain washed out close to four sessions of the second Test, and an entire days play in the third. It is likely to interrupt play, by all appearances frequently, in the fourth Test as well. The weather isnt in either teams control, and Virat Kohli, Indias captain, said his team would need to ensure they didnt lose their intensity if there are frequent rain interruptions in Port of Spain.Sometimes when you have too many interruptions, some people tend to think they can relax, but I think you require more concentration in an interrupted game, he said. When there are no breaks you can plan according to how the game will go for five or four days. But with breaks your plans and concentration will be disrupted very quickly.The term that people say - switch off and switch on - I think that is the most important factor in an interrupted game. Thats what a cricketer has to master pretty quickly in his career, because these sort of games you dont want a situation where youre not 100% into a game if you get interruptions. Its challenging, but when it happens you have to make sure that you get a hang of this as well, because it does happen quite often, especially in Test cricket.By the time the Test match gets underway, rain may have affected the preparation of the pitch as well. On Tuesday, two days before the game, it had looked noticeably drier than the surfaces that staged the first three Tests, a pale yellow colour with a smattering of coarse grass and small cracks all over.Ronald Faria, the curator, said this was because he had needed to exercise caution while watering the pitch, mindful that there may not be enough sunshine to permit the regular amount of watering. He said he was keeping a careful eye on the weather, and was watering the surface just enough to ensure it retained the optimum level of moisture - with his key going in about an eighth of an inch and no more - on the first morning.India seldom reveal their line-up on the eve of a Test match, but the team management by then has usually decided the combination they will play. On Wednesday, however, Kohli said they would keep their options open given the uncertainty over what conditions they would find at the toss.I had a look [at the pitch] yesterday, there were a few damp spots, he said. Covers came on pretty quickly today, so I dont know how much that has dried up. Were obviously going to name a few more than eleven and take a call tomorrow as to what the best combination is.Apart from the damp spots, the surface looks pretty dry. [It] Should have turn and bounce, thats the feeling I got, but if we have rain for the next three days on and off, Im sure the seamers will get much more assistance. Even in the side nets today, the seamers did get a lot of assistance. So as I said, well have to keep enough players in the squad for us to change last-minute according to what the weather conditions are like and how much the wicket is going to stay under covers.West Indies played four seamers and used the allrounder Roston Chase as their main spinner in the third Test in St Lucia. The dryness of the surface and the history of spin-friendly pitches at Queens Park Oval could prompt them to leave out one of their quicks and recall the legspinner Devendra Bishoo, but their captain Jason Holder said they had not made a decision yet.Not quite sure yet, Holder said. Yesterday, I saw the wicket, looks pretty dry, a bit of grass on it as well, you know, so its probably a good possibility that youd probably see a change in the squad, but I havent sat down and met the selectors yet. At the end of the day, they have the final say, and well go and see what happens.Weather permitting, it will be interesting to see how the teams approach this situation, and the conditions they might encounter - a pitch that looks like it might help the spinners, and atmospheric conditions that could help the seamers. Cheap Adidas Blackhawks Jerseys . 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Tommy Berry is hoping Interstellars stakes potential can shine through at Rosehill as he looks to extend his solid form after an enforced holiday.The star jockey spent almost three weeks on the sidelines after Melbourne Cup day as he served two careless riding suspensions.Berry returned to metropolitan racing last week with a winning double at Rosehill, rode in Hong Kong on Sunday and picked up another winner at Warwick Farm on Wednesday aboard Magic Millions Classic-bound two-year-old Jessamin.He has the chance to continue his strong return on lightly raced Interstellar who resumes Saturdays Roadwork Solutions Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill.Shes a mare that I think could reach stakes grade if she gets to her full potential, Berry told AAP.Interstellar signalled some of that promise by winning her Australian debut at Rosehill in July where she worked across from a wide barrier to sit outside the lead and sprint home the strongest over 1200m.Interstellar is a half-sister to 2015 NZ Oaks winner Savaria and Berry, who won a 900m barrier trial on her on November 7, said she had matured since winter.Her Hong Kong-based owner and Caathay Pacific pilot Gary Lui transferred her from Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards to Hawkes Racing after two wins from five starts in New Zealand. Marian Hossa Jersey. It feels like shell get over a little bit further this time, Berry said.Hopefully she could reach a mile. That would open a few more doors for her anyway.Six of Berrys seven rides are for the Hawkes team, among them Reflectivity who is set to make his debut in the $150,000 Golden Gift for two-year-olds.Berry has ridden the colt in his two trials and says he will be hitting the line strongly.He feels like hes still four to six months away from turning into a nice horse, Berry said.Reflectivity has drawn barrier nine in the 11-horse field.From that barrier we might have to go a little bit further back than we want to be and it might just be a little bit hard to make up the ground, Berry said.Berry will also ride three-year-old Gold Artisan, Promas, Snoopy and Firsthand for the Hawkes stable at the meeting as well as Unbiased for Godolphin. Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys ChinaDiscount Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '