By: Drcricket7 Staff
Dew likely to play a part in the second one-dayer between India and England. According to Pankaj Patnaik, chief curator at the Odisha Cricket Association, dew will start taking effect as soon as the first innings end.
The second one-dayer will take place at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium on January 19. Patnaik, however, insisted that the groundstaff has all methods in place, right from ropes to the super soppers, to tackle dew.
When the Indian Cricket Team last played in Cuttack, they got bundled for a paltry 92 by South Africa. They eventually lost the game, which resulted in a bottle-throwing incident.
The curator, however, stressed that the it will be a batting-friendly wicket this time at the Barabati Stadium.
“The weather condition is good,” Patnaik said. “Last time, three days before the game, there was a heavy downpour. That is problem for wicket preparation, because moisture settles under the wicket.”
“It’s a bit batsman friendly but Barabati wicket is generally sporting, so the bounce will be good,” he added. “There’s a little for the spinners too. They could get good bounce. It’s a balanced wicket.”