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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Win toss and bowl first in India vs Sri Lanka Indore T20, says curator

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association curator Samandar Singh Chouhan has said the captain who wins the toss should opt to field in the 2nd T20 between India and Sri Lanka at Indore on Friday.

india-vs-sri-lanka-2017 Updated: Dec 21, 2017 20:47 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Indore
Toss could be crucial in the second T20 between India and Sri Lanka in Indore on Friday.
Toss could be crucial in the second T20 between India and Sri Lanka in Indore on Friday.(AFP)

It will be a batting belter at the Holkar stadium for the second Twenty20 international between India and Sri Lanka but bowling first won’t be a bad option for the team that wins the toss, feels Madhya Pradesh CA curator Samandar Singh Chouhan.

During the first Twenty20 in Cuttack, dew affected the proceedings from the very first ball but it won’t come into play in Indore that early.

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“It was cloudy here yesterday and there is same forecast for tomorrow. In that case, dew won’t fall before 7:30 or 7:45 which means first 10 overs won’t be affected by dew. Still, bowling first will be a good option for captain winning the toss,” Chouhan told PTI.

“We have been using a chemical which prevents grass from getting wet. It causes dew to slip. We will use the substance tomorrow as well to negate the dew factor,” Chouhan added.

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Both Indian and Sri Lankan spinners struggled to grip the ball properly in Cuttack.

India are leading the three-match series 1-0, having won the series opener by 93 runs in Cuttack on Wednesday.

The distance of boundary has also been shortened by a yard and now it will be 69 yards.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 18:22 IST