IND vs NZ Test LIVE: SPIN friendly Green Park stadium likely to offer turn from Day 2- check details

IND vs NZ Test LIVE: Good news for India spin trio, SPIN friendly Green Park stadium likely to offer turn from Day 2- check details
IND vs NZ Test LIVE: Good news for India spin trio, SPIN friendly Green Park stadium likely to offer turn from Day 2- check details

IND vs NZ Test LIVE: Amid the ongoing talks about the role of spinners in the opening Test, the Green Park stadium is likely to offer turn right from day two. Kane Williamson has already said that spin will be a big factor and could play all three of them– Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel and Williams Somerville. Ajinkya Rahane already have three specialists in form of R Ashwin, R Jadeja and Axar Patel. Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE updates on InsideSport

IND vs NZ Test LIVE: SPIN friendly Green Park stadium likely to offer turn from Day 2- check details

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IND vs NZ Test LIVE: Expect turn from Day 2- The 22-yard strip at Green Park track which will be used for the first Test between India and New Zealand may be devoid of any grass but won’t show ready signs of wear and tear, insists local curator Shiv Kumar.

There has been instances when instructions about certain specific types of pitches had come from the team management but Kumar said that this time neither coach Rahul Dravid nor skipper Ajinkya Rahane had any specific demands.

“Neither did we get any instruction from BCCI nor did anyone from the team management contacted me asking for a rank turner. I have prepared a pitch keeping guidelines for a good pitch in mind,” Kumar, who has been around for last two decades, told PTI.

IND vs NZ Test LIVE: Match to last at least 3 days- During England’s Test against India at home, we witnessed matches finish within a span of 3 days. However, this is unlikely to be the case in the upcoming contest. Kumar has been in charge of Green Park track for a long time and claimed that they have prepared a track that will last for more than three days.

“There would be some amount of moisture as you expect in the month of November at this part of the world. However I can assure you that it is a firm track and won’t break down easily,” Kumar said.

While the last Test at Kanpur between India and New Zealand in 2016 lasted till the fifth day, there had been a trend over the past few years where the visitors have been presented with rank turners and matches ending inside three days.

“Some of the matches that ended inside three days had a lot to do with how modern batters with T20 temperament approach spinners. I am confident that the match won’t end inside three days,” said Kumar.

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IND vs NZ Test LIVE: SPIN friendly Green Park stadium likely to offer turn from Day 2- check details

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