As per the CRICKET NEWS coming from Mumbai is that the pitch will come into play for the bowlers from the 3rd day and then the bowlers will get some turn on the turf.
After losing 2 test matches out of the 3 being played and one test match ending in a draw it will the 4th test and a must win game for both the teams, for team India it will be for winning the series and for team England to save the test series.
Ramesh Mamunkar the curator for Wankhede pitch said that he has been watering the pitch and leveling the grass, so that it will be suitable to play for both the team that is going to start this Thursday itself.
“It should turn from second day evening, or at least by the third day. There’s heavy dew these days, so we’re watering the pitch less. We’ve cut the grass a bit too, so that the wicket bears a fresh look for the Test,” Mamunkar told TOI on Sunday, while denying that he had received any instructions from the Indian team about preparing a spin-friendly pitch. Already up 2-0, India have a chance to seal the series here before the final Test in Chennai.
As per the sources and the INDIAN CRICKET NEWS a flow of information has been received that the pitch is made in accordance to the batsmen and the bowlers have to suffer the consequences and it becomes lavish for the batsmen to play the shot they wanted and to stiff to the pitch as much as possible.
“We’ve done the entire season’s fielding in just one game,” complained an Uttar Pradesh player, after Mumbai made 610 for nine in a Ranji game here last season. UP replied with 440. The first Ranji game this season saw two triple hundreds, by Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale (351 not out) and then Delhi’s Rishabh Pant (308 not out).Maharashtra made 635 for two declared, in reply to which Delhi got to 590. The last match here, though, produced a result as Andhra beat Haryana by 77 runs. Mamunkar blamed an unusually long monsoon season in Mumbai for the Wankhede pitch being too flat during the Delhi-Maha rashtra game. While Naik no more tends to the wicket, Mamunkar, who has assisted the former India opener for the past four years, is now the sole caretaker of the turf. “We make batsman-friendly pitches for ODI and T20 games, but it’ll obviously be different for a Test. It’ll be a sporting, fair pitch, with good `carry .’ The ball will move here on the first day , as it always does here. The second day will be good for batting, before the spinners come into the picture,” he recalled.
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