Friday, May 24, 2024
HomeLatest NewsSportsWorld Cup 2024: Why is Harbhajan Singh not happy with 'drop-in' pitches...

World Cup 2024: Why is Harbhajan Singh not happy with ‘drop-in’ pitches for Pak vs India match

Pakistan and India set to face-off at Nassau County Worldwide Cricket Stadium in New York on June 9

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and an overhead view of Nassau County Worldwide Cricket Stadium. — AFP/ICC/File

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has expressed dissatisfaction with the concept of drop-in pitches for essentially the most anticipated match, the Pakistan vs India conflict within the T20 World Cup 2024. 

The thriller which is slated to be performed at Nassau County Worldwide Cricket Stadium in New York on June 9.

A complete of eight World Cup matches might be performed in New York, together with two of Pakistan and India every. As many as 10 pitches arrived in New York and the work of set up commenced earlier this month.

Nonetheless, Harbhajan slammed the choice saying that nobody has any thought how these pitches are going to behave. He mentioned that even the pitch curators would possibly battle to anticipate its behaviour.

The Indian nice, who was a part of the Blues’ squad that gained the 2007 T20 World Cup, emphasised the significance of warm-up matches as solely then one would have the ability to see the behaviour of those pitches.

“Pitches there [Nassau Cricket Stadium] are identified to none to be trustworthy. Even the pitch curators won’t know what number of occasions will this pitch final. How a lot warmth could be there how a lot water has been put in? How a lot bounce would it not provide?” Harbhajan mentioned throughout a press convention organised by Star Sports activities.

“As soon as these observe video games are performed there, then we are going to get to know the way the pitch is appearing. After which we will take into consideration combos. Prior figuring out that, we will’t say about staff combos.”

Keep in mind, the development works on the stadium are underway because the venue in New York will host eight matches within the World Cup, the primary one might be between the 2014 T20 World Cup winners Sri Lanka and South Africa. Greater than 34,000 followers would have the ability to sit contained in the stadium.

Teams for T20 World Cup 2024

Group A: India, Pakistan, Eire, Canada, United States

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments