Nassau Pitch horror: Rohit Sharma concedes four spinners in T20 World Cup squad don’t make sense

Nassau Pitch horror: Rohit Sharma concedes four spinners in T20 World Cup squad don’t make sense

T20 World cup: After getting the first taste of Nassau pitch, Rohit Sharma went on to say that four spinners were not needed on the surface.

During the IND vs IRE match at the Nassau County stadium in New York on Wednesday, it became amply clear right from ball one, that the pitch was going to be the talking point. And that is exactly what has happened on the very next day. The Nassau County pitch has drawn widespread criticism from everywhere, including the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

He too was hit on the arm, and had to retire hurt after scoring a fifty. After the match he said, “Yeah, just a little sore (the arm). I said it at the toss as well. Quite unsure of what to expect from the pitch. Not aware on what it is to play like on a pitch that’s five months old,” Rohit said.

“I don’t think the wicket settled down even when we batted second. There was enough for the bowlers.”

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Rohit Sharma admitted that the team won despite getting the combination wrong. In fact, he was clear in stating that looking at the Nassau County pitch, four spinners in the T20 World Cup squad didn’t make sense. “Don’t think we can play four spinners here (laughs). When we picked the team, we wanted to have the balance. If conditions are there for seamers, we wanted to have that. Spin will play a part later on (West Indies).

“Today was a four-seamer pitch and we still managed to get two spinners who are all-rounders.”

“I don’t know what to expect from the pitch to be honest. We will prepare as if the conditions are going to be like this (for Pakistan game). This is going to be a kind of game where all XI of us will need to contribute.”


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