By Nadim Memon | Opening Doorz Editorial | March 03, 2017
FORECAST FOR THE SECOND TEST MATCH India vs Australia Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
The Toss The toss will play an important part at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru tomorrow. The team winning the toss will bat first.
The Pitch This track is full of runs and it will help the spinners only after the second day. The wicket is a slow turner with a fair amount of bounce.
The Runs It’s a 400-run plus track for the team batting first. Batsmen will be able to play their strokes freely and a lot of hits over the fence and boundaries are what is expected. Attacking cricket will be the order of the day.
Pitch Doctors This is of course, unless the BCCI Committee curator, 75-year-old PVR Visvanathan from Chennai, who is in Bangalore, has not ‘guided’ the local curators, Sriram and Prashant!
Pune Fiasco Daljit Singh, Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ground and pitch Committee, spoilt the Pune pitch by asking the local curator, Pandurang Salgaonkar, to remove the grass and to stop watering the pitch!
What if the visitors bat first and their not so strong batting which revolves around Warner and Smith fails to put up a decent score? -300!
Will India go with five bowlers, three seamers or just two? That may decide the course of the match! And the most important factor, if India bat first, how do they deal with Michael Starc? That’s the stark truth!