India and Pakistan have clashed 6 times in T20 World Cup
Team India has reached Melbourne three days ago for the great match.
Head coach Rahul Dravid spent almost half an hour on the pitch
New Delhi. The head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, inspected the pitch of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) before the much-awaited match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. On Saturday morning, a day before the great match against Pakistan, where Team India was sweating in the nets, on the other hand Dravid was engaged in understanding the riddle of the pitch. He was watching the MCG pitch very closely.
Dravid was seen watching the pitch intently
Teams of India and Pakistan will face each other at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (23 October). This will be the first match of both the teams in the current T20 World Cup. In such a situation, both will try to move forward with victory. When Dravid came to see the MACG wicket, he was caught on camera. He was seen thumping the pitch repeatedly with his hand. He was understanding the mood of the pitch. After this, he was also seen talking to pitch curators and ground staff for a long time. There is light grass on the wicket. In such a situation, the fast bowlers can get help here.
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Rahul Dravid spent half an hour on the pitch
If we look at the previous figures on the MCG, the score has been between 160 and 170. In terms of taking most wickets at MCG, there are fast bowlers in the top 5. It is clear from this that this time also the fast bowlers are going to dominate here. India and Pakistan currently have very good fast bowlers who can wreak havoc with their bowling. Dravid spent almost half an hour on the wicket. He wanted to be absolutely sure how the mood of the wicket was. Now he will make his strategy against Pakistan comfortably and will choose the playing XI accordingly. India has played 4 T20 matches on this ground where it has won two while losing one and the result of one match could not be found.
India : Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Hooda.
Pakistan : Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain.
Tags: India Vs Pakistan, Rahul Dravid, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 22, 2022, 14:16 IST