New Delhi:To level the T20 series against South Africa, the Indian team will have to meet at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The African team has strong finishers and formidable batsmen who blew up the Indian bowling attack in the first T20.
Know the full condition of Cuttack’s pitch
Barabati ground located in Cuttack, Odisha did not go well for India. Here the batsmen are likely to get more help from the pitch. However, the pitch can help the bowlers in the form of bounce.
The average score of T20 International first innings in Barabati is 136 while the average score of second innings is 91. Only two T20 International matches have been played in this stadium, in which India won one and lost one.
The matter of fear for Rishabh Pant and Team India is that this ground is very lucky for the South African team. Here the African team has played the match and gave a tough competition to the Indian team.
Players will face heavy humidity in Cuttack
According to the information received from the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of severe heat in Cuttack on Sunday. However, when the teams of India and South Africa take to the ground to play the match in the evening, there will be some relief from the heat.
The day temperature here can remain up to 38 degree Celsius while in the evening it can drop down to 30 degree Celsius. As the match progresses, the players will have to face the challenge of humidity. The humidity during the match can remain between 70 to 80 percent.
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Team India, which has suffered a crushing defeat in the first T20, will no longer want to take any risk in the second T20. If India loses this match, then the crisis of saving the series will arise in front of it. The shortcomings of the bowling attack have been exposed in the first match, now it is time to remove them and rein in the South African batsmen.
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