View Full Version : the Pitch condition of second ODI and our plan for that
December 24, 2004, 07:45 PM
Read in the newspaper that pitch will favor bowlers? Will we see another Pathan that we saw in first test? Ball will not come easy to bat like in Chittagong? What is our batting department's plan for it as ball will rise and also assist in swing. I don't know how much will it turn though?
I guess Bowling department can use pacers in beginning and later spin might assist. Any ideas??
December 24, 2004, 07:57 PM
just hope we win the toss and bowl first!!
December 24, 2004, 08:28 PM
In a Day-Night, starting at mid day of the dry season, we should most definitely bat first if we win the toss.
I'm sure India will bat if they win the toss. By 1:00 PM it will be quite dry, may produce predictable bounce. Now as the evening hour comes, the moisture will set in, since its been very foggy the last week in Dhaka. Conditions may worsen as it gets late in the evening. Besides, winning records on batting second in DN matches are really poor.
By the way, in Chittagong, the ball was not turning much, but for the most part, the pitch had even bounce, where the ball came to bat predictably.
December 25, 2004, 01:10 AM
If there is dew in night time then the advantage gained in batting first will be neutralised due to the difficulty in bowling second. And do not forget slow over rates due to wet ball.
December 25, 2004, 09:45 AM
Day night mtaches most definetly suit batting first. Bowlers get more assistance bowling under lights and batsmen find it more difficult as Aftab proofed bowling against NZ.
If BD can get 250+ batting first with the bowling attack we have got i think India will have the work cut out.
December 25, 2004, 11:27 AM
- we bat first. It's going to be more of a flat track and so probably Irfan has bowled his best for the series. :)
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