What is the cricket drop-in pitch at which the second Test will be played
People who like test cricket know that what is meant in Australia and the match is being played in WACA Perth, what does it mean? A match here means fast bowlers’ silver and batsmen with a high-speed red ball scare. The winning team in the Adelaide Test has to play in the second Test match in Perth but this time the field is new. The second match, which begins on December 14, will be played at the Optus Stadium in Perth City. The WACA Perth is on one side of the city’s Swan River and the other side is the opt. Due to being the first test, both the host or the guests do not know what the pitch will show. But everyone has an idea that according to the weather and the environment, the way Perth’s pitch helped the fast bowlers in the past, this time it will be the same too.
Fast bowlers will get help
Australia captain Tim Paine says the Indian team will face a very fast pitch in the new field. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting seems to agree with Penn too. “I think Perth will help more of our players against Team India.” Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins will take over the responsibility of fast bowling from the Kangaroo team. But the Indian team is not even empty handed. The team now has bowlers like Ishant, Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav / Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In such a case, it will be interesting. This match is also very special because the opt-in field has a drop-in pitch. But what is this pitch and what does the drop-in mean?
What happens to drop-in pitch?
It is a pitch that is made somewhere far from the ground or venue and is then brought to the stadium. This allows the same field to be used in many different types of sports. Firstly, Perth WACA curator John Malley made drop-in pitches for World Series Cricket matches, which was organized by Australian businessman Kerry Packer in the early 1970s. The pitch was crucial in this series because most of his cricket was played in Dual Purpose Way, which means that there could be more games than one. The reason for this was that the matches of the tournament were out of the dominated domination of cricket.
What is the pitch mood?
In addition to white balls, Floodlight, Helmets and color jerseys, drop-in pitches were used to make cricket matches more interesting. Experts say that when a five-day match is played on these pitches, due to the unusual bounce of the first two days, both the fast bowlers and the spin both help, while the batsman gets enough time after that. According to SACR, the main thing with the drop-in pitches is that they can be fit just 24 hours before the start of the match, and the match can be removed shortly after the match is over. However, if Melbourne Cricket Ground is a series of off-seasons, they prefer to remove these pitches.
How much weight do they have?
The drop-in pitch, transported in a steel frame and looked like a single slab, is approximately 24 meters long. Their width is three meters, depth is 20 centimeters and the weight is around 30 tons. In the case of this machinery, StrathAyr Drop-In Portable Cricket Wicket Technology is used, which is so long, heavy and wide that the pitch can be moved from here. For the same purpose, the StrathAyr TransportAyr with low floatation does not harm the Outfield. And where it is not available, cranes and lifting frames are used. According to strathayr.com, StrathAyr “Drop In” Portable Cricket Wicket is being used in New Zealand’s Eden Park, Australia’s ANZ Stadium, Colonial Stadium in Melbourne, New Zealand’s Dunedin and Wellington Stadium, Lord and MSG.
What did the pitch curator say?
Senior sports journalist Dharmendra Pant said that the idea of using drop-in pitches actually came to New Zealand, where rugby was played very well. In such a situation, betting on drop-in pitches was used to use both grounds for rugby and cricket. He said, “It is a pitch that is made somewhere else but before the cricket match starts, the pitch is fitted to the ground and fit so that the harmony can be made.” Pant said, The first ODI has been played on the drop-in pitch of Perth’s Optus Ground, and the Indian team has also played on such a pitch in Auckland. “New pitcher of the opus field, Brett Sipthorpe, said that this test match was probably five. Neither the team that wins the toss will be allowed to bowl.
What is special in the field?
He told Perth Now, “There will be no match in Gabba in this Test series. Therefore, this is the only ground where there can be a fast and bouncy pitch. “However, this field has been built in such a way that the air coming from the ocean does not help the bowlers but the pitch curator says that the pitch swing bowlers Paradise can prove to be. But if this pitch is made out then what is the role of the pitch curator in it and how are they commenting on it? In response to this question, Pant said, “Pitch should be made in the field or outside, it was curator Is in care only. Also, in the case of drop-in pitches, there is a difference in the weather, especially the clouds and the wind. “
When the drop-in pitches were opposed
But it’s not that drop-in pitches have always been hand-picked. In 2005, Gibb’s Brisbane Cricket Ground refused to use drop-in pitches. The administration here said that the city’s weather is such that it is better to make a pitch in a traditional way. However, such pitches have been used well in Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground and New Zealand. Apart from this, there has been the discussion in the US about the use of drop-in pitches. In America, there are strict rules about taking soil from state to state, and because of this, it is not easy to make pitch using grounds other than ground. Cricket organizers want to organize matches in cities like New York, California, and Florida, but there is no concrete clay in these states to make drop-in pitches.
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