Imagine reading a 'Caution' sign board on a cricket ground saying - do not play fast bowlers in the nets, you could break either your fingers or toes. You'd be amused, right?
Well, even though the sign board is a bit of an exaggeration, the state of this pitch isn't - the ball either keeps alarmingly low or flies over the batsman's head regularly. The best bet to remain match fit is to have a curtailed net-session and that too only against the spinners.
On the morning of the match, the wicket-keeper pulls out his helmet from the first over (even for the fast bowlers) knowing well that a lot of balls would stay dangerously low and he may get hit because of bad bounce.
If there's too much dew and fog (which delays the removal of covers), one must resign to the fate of playing with a bar of soap because there are only four grounds-men at the venue and it's unrealistic to expect them to get the ground ready in time. Yes, they have a super-sopper but unfortunately they don't have theRead More »from Ground Realities!