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Kevin Pietersen Urges Pitch Fix in New York Before India-Pakistan Clash

Kevin Pietersen Urges Pitch Fix in New York Before India-Pakistan Clash

The cricket pitch in New York has been a hot topic during the T20 World Cup 2024. The match between Sri Lanka and South Africa highlighted significant issues with the pitch, as both teams had a hard time batting. Sri Lanka, led by Wanindu Hasaranga, managed to score only 77 runs, their lowest ever in a 20-over match. South Africa easily chased this small target in 16.2 overs. Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen voiced his disappointment with the pitch’s condition.

Stressing that it needs urgent improvement before the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match on June 9. Pietersen pointed out that the poor quality of the pitch not only made the game difficult but also caused several players to get injured during the Sri Lanka-South Africa game. He urged the organisers to work hard to fix these issues and ensure the pitch is in top shape for the upcoming big match.

“Hmmmm, that wicket in NYC needs some attention before the big game. I’d also suggest having seen a few players that tried to slide and jarred their knees, that all players exercise caution. I’m sure everyone is working extremely hard to make sure it’s perfect for IND vs PAK!” Pietersen tweeted.


Aakash Chopra Weighs In on New York Pitch Conditions Debate

India is set to face Ireland in New York on June 5, allowing them to better understand the pitch conditions ahead of their big match against Pakistan on June 9. This familiarity could be a significant advantage for the Indian team. Additionally, three more matches will be played at the stadium before the India-Pakistan game.

He further gave insights into the pitch’s behaviour. Former cricketer and now commentator Aakash Chopra commented that the pitch conditions in New York are likely to improve over time. He mentioned that drop-in pitches tend to perform better as more matches are played on them.

“Lively pitch at New York. That’s the thing with the drop-in surfaces. Extra layer of grass to begin with. Takes time to settle down. Need cricket to be played on the square for it to become what they end up becoming – good pitches to bat,” Chopra tweeted.

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