Dry wicket for Mohali Test: Curator

Updated: 17 December 2008 12:42 IST

A dry wicket which will assist reverse swing with the old ball awaits the English team in the second Test against India starting from December 19.

Dry wicket for Mohali Test: Curator

Mohali:

A dry wicket which will assist reverse swing with the old ball awaits the English team in the second Test against India starting from December 19.

PCA stadium curator Daljit Singh told reporters that he had prepared a "result oriented" pitch which will assist the pacers to reverse-swing and help spinners from the third day.

"We have kept a dry wicket. A lot of emphasis is on keeping the wicket dry and this is going to help reverse swing," he said.

"It is sure that if all five days of play is possible then an outcome of the match is for sure. After two days some cracks will develop on the pitch which is going to be in the benefit of spinners," he added.

He said the track to be used for the second Test will the same as the one for the India-Australia Test in October which India won.

"Weather will be the key as due to low temperature ball is going to swing. During evenings it will be difficult for batsmen to sight the ball due to fog," he said.

He said the team winning the toss would want to bat first as the wicket will start behaving differently once the cracks start opening up.

England are trailing 0-1 in the two-match series with India winning the first Test in Chennai by six wickets.

Topics : Cricket Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
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