Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pitch was under-prepared: Ponting!

After South African captain Graeme Smith airtight the Chennai pitch, it was Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who was not blessed with the wicket at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium actuality for the balmy up bout adjoin India Sunday and said it was "under-prepared". Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni additionally hope related stories.

"This one looked a bit under-prepared. Both teams absent connected wickets and it spun a lot in the additional innings. May be they capital to accumulate it nice and blooming for the tournament. Hopefully as the clash goes on, we will get added acceptable wickets than this one. We apperceive that as the clash goes on, we could get wickets like this we accept to acquisition a way to win in boxy conditions."

Ponting, who is convalescent from a feel abrasion said: "It was nice to absorb time in the middle. I had 3-4 training sessions afore this bold and it was nice to absorb time there."

Dhoni additionally said that such wickets accomplish bung added important."I achievement we will not get aforementioned wickets in the advancing games. It is not accessible to win every bung and it is difficult to hunt annihilation over 230 on such wickets. If it is axis beneath again alike if we lose the toss, we get a fair opportunity."

Smith, afterwards an eight wicket achievement adjoin Zimbabwe in the balmy up bout in Chennai Saturday, declared the angle at the refurbished M.A. Chidambaram Stadium as "under-prepared, apathetic and dead."

Dhoni additionally said that Zaheer Khan, who did not comedy the balmy up match, has got a accessory beam strain.He, however, said that Sachin Tendulkar, who additionally absent the match, will comedy in the additional balmy up bout adjoin New Zealand in Chennai.

"Sachin will absolutely comedy the abutting game. The Chennai army adulation him. As for Zaheer, he has a accessory beam strain, so we will accept to delay and watch."On the balmy up match, Dhoni said both teams were attractive to accord acceptable convenance to the players.

"When we were accident wickets, my account is that Australia backed off because it was a balmy up bold and wining is not important. There are players who accept got niggles and you do not accord 100 percent effort."

Asked about his three stumpings, Dhoni said: "Stumpings are absolutely a aberration in ODI format. Maybe the wickets are too collected or the spinners not acceptable enough. In my reading, the wickets are too collected and it's an adumbration that the spinners accept bowled well."

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