• Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Nagpur pitch leaves India in a spin after heavy defeat

New Zealand’s Mitchell Santler (centre)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA have built a reputation as excellent players of spin thanks to their nimble footwork and supple wrists but a gamble taken by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was all that was needed to puncture that aura in their World Twenty20 opener. Nagpur’s VCA Stadium pitch had been rated as “poor” in December after spinners claimed 33 of the 40 wickets to fall inside three days when India beat South Africa by 124 runs in a test match between the sides. On Tuesday (March 15), the same strip promised enough turn to convince Williamson to sacrifice speed and arm his…

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