T20 World Cup: How Team India can counter the dew in the upcoming matches? – In the recent T20 World Cup 2021 match against India, we lost to Pakistan. This is because the dew point on the pitch made it very difficult for the Indian team players to perform and we lost the competition.
This is not the first time such a situation has arisen. So for some time now, such natural conditions have disrupted the game and disrupted the innings.
Now it is a matter of India’s practice. It is true that Indian Team lost the match between India and Pakistan. But what if a similar situation arises in the upcoming match between India and New Zealand? Or, in this article, we will see how India should prepare for any match after the World Cup.
First of all, we need to understand how dew drops can ruin a game.
The dew is spread out on the runway which is on the ground of Cricket. Therefore, dew drops live in the grass and the soil gets wet from inside. Although the ground appears to be dry on the surface, the runway is wet due to the dewy water in the grass. When a ball hits a wet runway, it gets wet and gains weight. Hitting a heavy ball with a bat is a difficult task. One more thing is that the team that bats first doesn’t suffer much. But the team that ball later suffers the most from this situation. Because as the day goes on, and the time goes by, the dew point water becomes more and more embedded in the soil and therefore the runway is not suitable for playing.
It is more difficult to throw the Yorkers ball. The ball cannot swing anyway when the dew occurs.
How can the situation be tackle?
In this section, we will find out the ways to tackle with the condition.
Scratching the pitch
Before the start of the tournament, the players of the Indian team should practice scrutinizing the ground and assessing the quality of the ground that they does in the practice session.
Make sure that the ball does not soak the water on the field
The ball won’t get moisturized on the wet area is an impossible thing. You cannot dip the ball fully into the water and it can’t be a solution for such situation. Instead, the players have to practice with enough moisturized ball that can affect the behavior of the ball and its leather becomes heavier for practice purpose.
Play for ideal length of the pitch
According to the experts, good length is the ideal length of the pitch for such situation.
When dew occurs on the pitch, it is beneficial to throw the ball at good length. Yu cannot throw the ball at short length as it may become difficult to hit the shot for the batsman due to the distance and pitch issue. Landing Yorkers is again an issue. It may go wrong on the pitch and confuses the batter. Jaspreet Bumrah is a popular name in hitting the good length.
Selecting wrist spinners to proceed the match
In such situation, wrist-spinners have better opportunities to get success rather than finger spinners. The reason is that wrist-spinners have flips and top spingoing. It confuses batter to predict the ball. The grip of wrist spinner deceives the batter when the ball bounces in the air.
Dewdrop is a natural action. No one can stop him. And since cricket is an outdoor sport, such a situation will always come up. So what should be the solution? So in such a situation you need to practice technically to perform the game. This has been done by Virat Kohli, who is currently the captain of the Indian team. And with that in mind, he has promised to practice further.