The bowling coach for India, Paras Mhambrey, stated that the curator is the “perfect person” to explain the track that has been created for the second Twenty20 International that would be played against New Zealand.
On Sunday, the captain of the India cricket team, Hardik Pandya, criticised the quality of the grounds that have been used in the ongoing series against New Zealand. He referred to the field at the Ekana Cricket Stadium as a “shocker.”
In the first Twenty20 international that was played in Ranchi, the ball spun, and the same thing happened on Sunday, when New Zealand was held to 99 for eight. India was successful in their pursuit of the aim with only one ball remaining.
“The curator is the most qualified individual to provide an answer to that query (on pitch). But there is no doubt that we were aware that it would be a significant obstacle, and fortunately, we were able to maintain control of the game.
“Anything in the region of 120 to 130 would have been a significant obstacle to overcome. We performed very well to limit them to 99, and because it was a target that was within our reach, “Mhambrey stated this during the press conference following the match.
Mhambrey continued by saying that the wicket appeared difficult from the very beginning.
“As soon as we viewed the wicket, we were able to deduce that the conditions were relatively dry. There was a thin layer of grass covering the area in the middle, but neither end had any grass at all.
When we arrived the day before, it appeared as though the tide would turn, and we quickly realised that it would be difficult “he remarked.
The former Mumbai seamer praised the performance of the bowlers in the second match, saying that they did an excellent job.
India opted to replace fast-break pacer Umran Malik with an additional spinner in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished with the impressive line of 2-1-4-1.
In addition, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Deepak Hooda, all three of the team’s other spin bowlers, took one wicket each while bowling economically.
He stated that Chahal delivered the ball during the powerplay on a turning wicket since a right-handed batter was batting at that portion of the game.
“We felt that having an additional spinner, like Chahal, would be beneficial to us, therefore we included him. Indeed, it did, considering how well he bowled for our team.
“You make choices based on what you see on the surface and on your instincts. Since a right-handed batter was in the crease and the ball was turning, it’s possible that Hardik thought a leg-spinner would be helpful in that situation. It’s possible that this is why he bowled in the powerplay, but nonetheless, he did “Mhambrey remarked.
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