Competitive cricket returns to Ferozeshah Kotla on Wednesday. Ever since the infamous pitch controversy in December last, when the India-Sri Lanka tie was abandoned due to a dangerous wicket and the venue banned for a year, there have been speculations on how the wicket would behave.
On Tuesday, the wicket, which was termed slow and low during last year's Champions League T20 and the subsequent India-Australia ODI, got a seal of approval from Sachin Tendulkar.
“It looks to be a good wicket,” said Tendulkar.
“It is a typical Delhi track, devoid of grass. At this moment, it looks a very good track to play on. There are no apprehensions.”
Practice games involving Delhi and Railways players evoked mixed reactions, with some happy and the others terming it slow.
Eric Simons, the assistant coach of the Daredevils, seemed satisfied with the wicket. “The pitch looks absolutely fine. We had practice games here and yes, it is on the slower side, but good enough to see some huge scores,” he said.
“It's a good track and I don't see any problem with the wicket.”