Dubai. India will start its campaign in the T20 World Cup from Sunday. In the first match, India will compete with Pakistan (India Vs Pakistan). This match will be played on the ground of Dubai. The special thing is that India has to play 4 out of 5 matches of its group stage in Dubai. Whereas the only match against Afghanistan will be played in Abu Dhabi. Let us tell you that for the last 11 years, UAE has been the home ground of Pakistan. But in recent times, India has also got a lot of experience here due to playing against IPL.
The teams of India and Pakistan are well aware of the pitch here. In such a situation, both the teams will not have much difficulty in deciding the strategy. What is the mood of the pitch here and what does the record say, let’s take a look….
Bowler or batsman? who will dominate
If you look at the record of the last few years, the mood of the pitch has not changed much here. Some pitches are slow while some have been helping the pace bowlers. During the last two IPLs, the average score here has been between 150-160. The fast bowlers have been more successful here. For every single wicket, fast bowlers spend 27 runs here. Whereas spinners give an average of 32 runs for a wicket. In such a situation, the teams of India and Pakistan can land here with 3-3 fast bowlers.
This pitch is not easy
There is always a discussion about the location of the pitch in Dubai. Here the pitch is close to the square. In such a situation, there is a very small boundary on one side. Therefore, the batsmen try to hit most of the targets on this area. In such a situation, it is not easy to bowl here. From which end the spinners should be brought to the bowling front, it also remains a headache for the captain. Apart from this, every team here wants that the combination of right and left should be maintained on the batting front so that small boundaries can be targeted.
roll of toss
This time the toss is going to have a very important role in the World Cup. Actually, the weather pattern is changing in UAE at this time. The heat is decreasing and due to the fall of dew in the evening, the conditions of the field are changing a bit. In the year 2020, the heat was high in the first half of the IPL match, then after winning the toss and batting first, 77 percent of the matches were won. But in the second half, chasing in 77 percent of the matches, the teams won.
India aware of the mood of the pitch
India has four matches to play in Dubai. Indian players are well aware of this ground after playing against the IPL recently. Captain Virat Kohli has an army of players to prepare all kinds of strategies. In such a situation, Team India will not have much difficulty in preparing the playing XI according to the mood of the pitch.