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Green top for UP-Sialkot match?

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 20:49 IST

The pitch at the HPCA stadium for the four-day match between Ranji champions Uttar Pradesh and their Pakistani counterpart Sialkot from Wednesday will help the fast bowlers, pitch curator Raj Kumar has said.

"It will be a green top with sufficient hardness to help pace bowlers but at the same time it will not give uneasy bounce. It may turn on third and fourth days," Kumar said adding that it would be an ideal wicket for bowlers and batsman with right technique.

Kumar said that due to a long rainy season the outfield may be slow for first day.

The Sialkot team will be led by Shoaib Malik and and UP by Mohd Kaif.