Barabati Stadium
Barabati Stadium

Once again, dew will be an important factor in the limited-overs series between India and England as the Cuttack curator has predicted it to fall around 5:30 P.M., which is quite early if compared to other stadiums in India. In the second innings, especially, the ball tends to slip from the bowlers and fielders hands, which, more often than not, tilts the game in favour team chasing the total, making their way a bit easy.

“There has been heavy dew for last few days and we will try our best to negate it — by using chemical spray, two super-soppers and roping the field,” Patnaik said.

“The outfield grass has also been trimmed to about six millimetres from eight so that dew soaks into the ground,” he added.

Curator also said he can’t predict a good total on this pitch but he added it’ll be a belter of a track.

“It’s difficult for me to predict a total but this pitch will be full of runs as it has always been. It will be out an out batting and it’s up for the batters to make it count,” he concluded.

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