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The third T20 match between India and South Africa will be played in Indore on October 4.
Team India does not want to leave any stone unturned in the preparations for the T20 World Cup. The team will play 5 international matches before this tournament starting on 16 October in Australia. Not only this, after these matches, the team will strengthen its training in the pitches of Perth. The team is going to make Perth their base camp. So that the players can adapt to the conditions there by playing in the bouncy pitches of Australia.
In Perth, the team players will play a practice match before the warm-up. The team will leave for Australia on 5 October the very next day after playing the last T20 against South Africa in Indore on 4 October. Earlier the team was to leave on 9 October.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he will reach there two or two and a half weeks before the World Cup. They will train and practice in Parth. Not only this, they will also play some practice matches there.
Team coach Rahul Dravid had demanded from the BCCI to orange some more practice matches there. A board official has said that we are in talks with some teams. Who can play practice matches with the team before the warm-up matches. Let us tell you that Team India has decided to take the net bowler and stand by players along.
Why did Perth become a base?
The Perth Stadium pitch has been helpful for fast bowlers for the last five decades and the real test of Test cricket batsmen is on the pitch of this stadium. In such a situation, Team India would like to be bounce and speed friendly by practicing Perth. So that his batsmen can easily face the fast bowlers in the World Cup.
Ground and pitch conditions: Bowling-fielding easier in the second innings in Australia
There is more help for the bowlers in Australia. There, bowling and fielding becomes easier in the second innings.
Now read the nature of Australian pitches
Bhaskar analyzed 54 T20 matches in Australia to know the nature of Australian pitches. We worked out the results on the basis of 3 factors. Let’s know…
1. Runrate: There have been 54 T20 Internationals in Australia so far, where runs are scored at the rate of 7.91 runs per over.
2. Batting: Batsmen have scored fifty plus scores 63 times in 54 T20 Internationals in Australia. These include three centuries and 60 half-centuries. That is, in a match there, on an average, only 1.16 batsmen make fifty plus scores.
3. Bowling: Bowlers have taken 601 wickets in 54 matches in Australia. That is, bowlers take about 11.13 wickets in every match. That is, in every T20 International in Australia, 5% more wickets fall than in India.
Now see the schedule of warm-up matches…