Why is SL playing NZ in Mumbai

Why is SL playing NZ in Mumbai

Post by PlaySaf » Sat, 12 Mar 2011 19:49:53


As per my understanding it should be played in SL i-e getting to play their group matches at Home. This seems only one exception in group stage
 
 
 

Why is SL playing NZ in Mumbai

Post by Call Centr » Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:17:55


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> As per my understanding it should be played in SL i-e getting to play their group matches at Home. This seems only one exception in group stage

If Vettori plays in that match NZ have a good chance to win it
especially if they bat first. If SL bat first obviously they will be
very hard to beat.

The Mumbai pitch can be made into one turning square. It doesn't
require much to convert a flat track into one that is a real turner.
When India play these tricks are employed and one can be sure that if
India makes it to the final it will be a real turner making India
favourites to win. Maybe they might leave the pitch alone since India
are not playing and even leave grass on the pitch. In that case both
teams have an equal chance of winning with the toss helping in that
the team batting first always has a slight advantage but not as great
as if the pitch were helping the ball to turn square. :)

 
 
 

Why is SL playing NZ in Mumbai

Post by PlaySaf » Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:29:02

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> On Mar 11, 3:49?pm, PlaySafe

> If Vettori plays in that match NZ have a good chance to win it
> especially if they bat first. If SL bat first obviously they will be
> very hard to beat.

> The Mumbai pitch can be made into one turning square. It doesn't
> require much to convert a flat track into one that is a real turner.
> When India play these tricks are employed and one can be sure that if
> India makes it to the final it will be a real turner making India
> favourites to win. Maybe they might leave the pitch alone since India
> are not playing and even leave grass on the pitch. In that case both
> teams have an equal chance of winning with the toss helping in that
> the team batting first always has a slight advantage but not as great
> as if the pitch were helping the ball to turn square. :)

Due to SL's match in Mumbai in group stage, it might help them a lot if they reach Final. In that case they will be favorite against any team except India.