Even curators are clueless: Harbhajan on how ‘drop-in’ pitch for IND vs PAK T20 WC clash will play

Even curators are clueless: Harbhajan on how ‘drop-in’ pitch for IND vs PAK T20 WC clash will play

The modular stadium in New York is one-of-a-kind venue that will host the IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2024 clash on June 9

Former Indian legend Harbhajan Singh has raised concerns about the unfamiliar conditions of the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, where India are set to face Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024. Harbhajan highlighted the unpredictability of the pitch, emphasizing that even the pitch curators might struggle to gauge its behavior.

Harbhajan on how we can’t preempt about the ‘drop-in’ Nassau pitch

With the Nassau pitch being a ‘drop-in’ one, Harbhajan mentioned uncertainties regarding the pitch’s durability, heat levels, and bounce characteristics. He stressed the importance of practice games to understand the pitch dynamics before finalizing team combinations.

Pitches there (Nassau Cricket Stadium) are known to none to be honest. Even the pitch curators might not know how many time will this pitch last. How much heat would be there how much water has been put in? How much bounce would it offer?,” Harbhajan said during a press conference organized by Star Sports.

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Once those practice games would be played there, then we will get to know how the pitch is acting. And then we can think about combinations. Prior knowing that, we can’t say about team combinations.

The peculiar nature of the pitch that will host IND vs PAK clash

The Nassau Cricket Stadium, located in New York, received a unique “drop-in” pitch after a 22,500-kms long journey from Adelaide. This stadium, purposely built for the T20 World Cup, stands within Eisenhower Park and boasts a capacity of 34,000 seats. The upcoming India-Pakistan clash on June 9 is anticipated to be a thrilling spectacle at this peculiar venue, adding to the excitement of the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2024 matches scheduled at Nassau Stadium, New York

  • Match 4: Sri Lanka vs South Africa
  • Match 8: INDIA vs Ireland
  • Match 13: Canada vs Ireland
  • Match 16: Netherlands vs South Africa
  • Match 19: INDIA vs PAKISTAN
  • Match 21: South Africa vs Bangladesh
  • Match 22: Pakistan vs Canada
  • Match 25: USA vs INDIA

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