India vs Pakistan
India vs Pakistan

The upcoming match between India and Pakistan will be played in New York Stadium. What is the secret of the pitch: In the 9th season of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, India or Pakistan will first host the match on June 9, 2024, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, which is located in New York, a city in the US.

The spectators are ready to enjoy the rivalry of both the great teams, but before that on June 5, India clashed with Ireland on the same pitch.

Due to this, the Indian openers had to face difficulties. Due to this Indian batsman and captain Rohit Sharma along with other batsmen have expressed their displeasure, let’s know in detail.

Nassau Cricket County International Stadium, New York, June 5, 2024. India’s T20 World Cup 2024 opening match took place here. However, there are now concerns about this New York stadium’s drop-in pitch.

In the match with Ireland, the Indian team had to face an ‘irregular bounce’. In such a situation, the question is that when this is the condition of the pitch against Ireland, then what will happen in the match against Pakistan on 9 June?

In fact, before the first match of the T20 World Cup, the dangerous pitch of Nassau County with open cracks has become a cause of concern for everyone.

Former veteran players raised questions

Many veterans, including former England captain Michael Vaughan and Indian veteran Irfan Pathan have raised questions on the New York pitch. These veterans asked why some practice matches were not played on it before hosting the World Cup match.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma got injured in the last match

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Rohit Sharma

During the match against Ireland, Rohit Sharma was hit by a ball from fast bowler Josh Little on the upper part of his right arm. Due to this, he had to leave the field. Rishabh Pant was also hit by a bouncer on his left elbow.

A BCCI source said, ‘Rohit’s injury is not serious. He himself has said that it is a minor wound. He will be fine by the match against Pakistan.’ Ireland’s Harry Tector had to undergo a concussion test as Jasprit Bumrah’s ball passed through his gloves and hit his helmet.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: India Vs Pakistan

A match is also scheduled to be played between India and Pakistan at this stadium in New York on 9 June (Sunday).

The Indian team has no dearth of star fast bowlers, but the Pakistani team also has excellent fast bowlers. The Pakistani team has fast bowlers like Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. In such a situation, the Indian batsmen will need to bat cautiously.

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Nassau County International Cricket Stadium Pitch Reports

Nassau County International Cricket Stadium
Nassau County International Cricket Stadium

The specialty of drop-in pitches is that the fast bowler gets bounced along with speed on that pitch. This culture has been most prevalent in Australia. Earlier, such ready-made pitches were used so that cricket grounds could be used for other events as well.

Music concerts, rugby, and football matches have also been held on these grounds. Such drop-in pitches were used in the 1970s when Kerry Packer started World Series Cricket

 During the cricket season in Australia, drop-in pitches are used on those grounds where football matches are played in the winter season.

According to the reports of sports media and news websites, the soil for the pitches of different types of drop-in models is brought from Adelaide in Australia and both New York and Adelaide are located on the seashore, so the pitches of both are expected to be quite similar.

The pitch here is considered conducive to batting, and there will be a lot of bounce on the flat pitches. and with time the spin bowlers can make their hold in the match.

The team that wins the toss and bats in the second inning here has a higher chance of winning, and there is a possibility of big scores being made.

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Source: AajTak