Before the T20 series between India and Sri Lanka, the center of the attraction was the pitch of the barabati stadium and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. No match has been played on this pitch since last one year. Dhoni reached here and closely examined the pitch from both the ends. Earlier, Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Ravi Shastri also inspected the pitch after removing the cover. To protect the pitch from further drying, it has been covered.
In the only T20 match played at the barabati stadium in 2015, In that match, the Indian team was all out on 92 runs against South Africa.
But about 11 months ago, in the ODI of India and England, there were more than 700 runs in total. India had scored 381 runs on six wickets by the centuries of Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in this match, in reply England also scored 366 runs on eight wickets.
After this match, No competitive cricket was played on this field. A few weeks ago, club students played a match here, So that the pitch could be tested. According to officials, there has been a double trend in the pitch, which has more bounce than one end.
officials said about the barabati stadium
“Our best effort is to prepare a pitch that helps both the bowlers and the batsman and score a score of at least 180 runs.”
They said that there will not be much dew here, so there is no need to worry more about it.
During the practice session of the Indian team, Fans were sloganeering the name of Dhoni. Dhoni practiced against left-handed spinner on the net.
The Indian team earlier won the Test Series 1-0 and the ODI series 2-1. The second match of the T20 series will be played in Indore (December 22). And the third match will be played in Mumbai (December 24).