Holkar Stadium’s Batting Surface to Offer Help to Wrist Spinners Reveals Pitch Curator

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Holkar Stadium’s Batting Surface to Offer Help to Wrist Spinners Reveals Pitch Curator 

Holkar Stadium’s Batting Surface to Offer Help to Wrist Spinners Reveals Pitch Curator
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The statement of Holkar pitch curator from Indore Samandar Singh Chauhan might seem complicated after he revealed the surface have had lot of runs on offer, but eventually believes the wrist spinners would be benefitted from the pitch.

The Madhya Pradesh-based curator Chauhan stated the special soil was collected and used for the different parts of central India’s state.

“We have used black cotton soil, brought from different parts of Madhya Pradesh,” Chauhan was quoted as saying by PTI.

As the pitch is expected to be helpful for the batting, the Australian batters might have a sigh of relief, but the aggressive and attacking wrist spinners are supposed to find unimpressive batsmen in a tangle yet again.

“It should be a high scoring game,” Chauhan remarked.

Owing to the compressibility, the fertile soil was used as black cotton soil which is considered as expansive clay and has the potential of being more sought of a weather-resistant in the gentleman’s game.

Chauhan stated the soil is considered best for the gentleman’s game, as India is being seen as a significant deposit of such clay while adding the laid 22-yard surface is capable of being stable owing to its characteristics for the foundation.

“In this weather, it won’t crumble and it won’t be very dry. It has capacity to hold water, but it will be good for the wrist spinners,” Chauhan added.

After the first two One-day Internationals of the five-match series witnessed scores of 281 in Chennai and 252 in Kolkata, Chauhan is of the view that the wrist spinners will play a crucial role, in the third ODI which is scheduled between India and Australia on September 24 (Sunday) at Holkar.

As the leg-spinners rely on their approach than of a surface, Chauhan reiterated that he had witnessed a two-day game which revealed the pitches has behaved right.

“We had used this pitch for a two-day match between the players of our Ranji players. Ninety overs were bowled on both days on September 7 & 8 and good runs were scored,” Chauhan concluded.

Interestingly, on the same ground Kohli smashed 211 in the Test match against New Zealand in 2016.

Being the part of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), for over 22-years Chauhan stated they are ready with their equipments while expressing the satisfaction with the facilities being made available by the administration.

“We are equipped with three super soppers, 12 sump well, as each [is] having 60-feet deep boring and 48 100-feet borewells to make the ground ready,” Chauhan further remarked.

While talking about the weather, the ground has been kept under covers following the torrential rains, as the fans would witness a complete game.

As the leg-spinners rely on their approach than of a surface, Chauhan reiterated that he had observed a two-day game which revealed the pitches has behaved right.

“We had used this pitch for a two-day match between the players of our Ranji players. Ninety overs were bowled on both days on September 7 & 8 and good runs were scored,” Chauhan concluded.

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In the first ODI at Chepauk, Kuldeep-Chahal shared five wickets after conceding 63 runs in nine overs. Photo Credit: AFP.

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Pertinently, the hosts led by Virat Kohli are leading the series by 2-0, as Australia struggled against the slow bowlers, particularly against wrist spinners, including left-arm unorthodox Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

The fresh spin partners were inducted into the Playing XI after the senior campaigners were rested owing to the national selectors’ rotational policy for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In the second ODI at iconic Eden Gardens, the threatening Kuldeep alongside Chahal bagged five wickets against which saw the Kanpur-born 22-year-old Chinaman registering a hat-trick after deceiving gloveman Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in successive balls.

Interestingly, while achieving the feat, Kuldeep became only third Indian to clinch the hat-trick in 50-over format after Kapil Dev (1991) and Harbhajan Singh (2001).

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