'High' launch for the first T20I India-Bangladesh
NEW DELHI: Leaving aside 'dangerous' pollution in the city, the field in Ferozeshah Kotla will also be in focus. The square here received strong criticism during the last IPL for being too slow and low. However, the pitch looks a bit different this time after heavy repair and renovation work during the off season.
Fresh soil has been added to raise the square above the garden. Daljit Singh, former head of the BCCI land and launch committee, had told TOI that a raised surface helps to get a better rebound from it. The curator of the District and Delhi Cricket Association (DDCA), Ankit Datta, has prepared the central field for Sunday's game.
The pitch has a lot of grass and it seems that the ball should hit the bat very well, said the captain of Bangladesh. Mahmudullah He said Saturday.
Indian pattern Rohit Sharma He said: We will decide if we want to go with a heavy attack if the field has grass or else we will go with more spinners.
TOI has learned that the match referee is concerned about visibility within the stadium. Visibility was reduced at night even with the lights on. The structure of the stadium is such that smog or fog settles with little ventilation. The match referee has asked the BCCI and local staff to have a person to control visibility. and give an hourly update on Saturday night, a source told TOI.