Home > News >

India vs England 2012-13: Conditions should benefit fast bowlers in Mohali and Dharamsala

India vs England 2012-13: Conditions should benefit fast bowlers in Mohali and Dharamsala

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (second from right) has picked up four wickets in the first three ODIs against England © PTI

Chandigarh: Jan 20, 2013

With cold conditions persisting in the northern region for the past several days, fast bowlers are likely to get assistance in the last two ODIs between India and England at Mohali and Dharamsala.

It rained heavily in Mohali and other parts of Punjab in the last few days and though the weather has been dry since yesterday, the temperature has dropped slightly and there is chill in the air.

The officials at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), which is hosting the January 23 ODI in Mohali, were working with all modern equipments at their disposal to give finishing touches to the ground after the heavy downpour.

Both the teams, who arrived at Chandigarh on Sunday by an afternoon flight, will have their practice sessions on Monday, starting with England in the afternoon followed by the Indians in the evening.

A PCA official said they are hoping the weather remains clear, but also seem confident of preparing the ground incase there are further rains.

“We have the best drainage system and modern equipment at our disposal to dry out things in minimum possible time in case of more rains. But we hope that weather holds good and there is plenty of sunshine during the next three days,” the official said.

The Chandigarh MeT Department’s forecast for the area valid till Wednesday said, “days will be mainly sunny with fog or mist during night and morning”.

The maximum temperature in Mohali these days settles in the range of 16-18 degrees Celsius as against 13-15 Celsius in Dharamsala while the minimum temperatures have been hovering in the range of 6-9 Celsius as against 3-5 Celsius for Dharamsala.

The official said that traditionally Mohali is known to offer pace and bounce to fast bowlers, but under the present cold conditions, the seamers should get extra movement.

With a day-night encounter pacers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Steve Finn and Jade Dernbach would enjoy bowling on the Mohali track.

While in Dharamsala, the mighty Dhauladhar mountain range has received heavy snowfall during the past few days and the conditions will be cold and to the liking of the pace bowlers.

However, a senior official overseeing the preparations at Dharamsala felt that the cold conditions would not be of a consequence in the day-game.

“There should not be much of a problem. When India played against Pakistan in Delhi recently, the weather conditions were really cold. The conditions in Dharamsala will not be worse,” the official said.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

Photos

CSK vs KKR, Match 1 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Live Cricket Score Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014: Kane Williamson into the 90s

Furious MS Dhoni and CSK check out of Hyderabad hotel following Biryani episode

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Herbert Chang: The Jamaican of Chinese origin who wasted his life in South Africa

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kings XI Punjab’s batting gets the extra punch with Thisara Perera’s inclusion

Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes KKR vs CSK Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Northern Knights Pakistan West Indies

Anton Devcich, Daniel Flynn dismissed for Northen Knights against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson roast Cape Cobras attack for Northern Knights in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Kane Williamson completes fifty for Northern Knights against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014

Northern Knights openers solid against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5 Preview: Confident KXIP take on CPL champions

Don Bradman’s 99.94—the hand of Neil Harvey in the average

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 3: Northern Knights’ likely XI

Sourav Ganguly: Hope India-Pakistan cricket starts soon

Cape Cobras (CC) vs Northern Knights (NK) CLT20 2014 Match 3: Cape Cobras’ likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Sensex down 21 points in choppy trade; logs sixth straight weekly gain

5 best hairstyles of Sonam Kapoor during Khoobsurat promotions- View pics!

खाना को चबाने के पाँच फ़ायदें

Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya 2: Will Niharika get the love of her best friend Harsh?

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from China’s Alibaba Group IPO

Samsung Galaxy A5 first photos and specifications leaked

सेक्स टिप #2: केला खाकर अपने सेक्स लाइफ को बनाए बेहतर

Samsung to launch Tizen-based smartphone in India around Diwali: Report

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here