November 22, 2008

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore: 4th ODI venue of Ind vs Eng 2008

India is leading 3-0 of the ongoing seven matches ODI series that was hosted by India. In 2007, India was in England to play a test series and ODI series before the inaugural Twenty20 world cup. That time India won the Test series but England won ODI series 4-0. The series was so competitive and for the series result all had to wait for the last match of the series. But he Hero Honda cup tournament is almost lifeless.

For the 4th ODI venue, M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore has been selected and Indians wants to dismiss the series result in the ground. The ground is formerly known as Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium and it was established on 1969 and the total capacity 40,000. The 4th ODI will be held as a Day-nigh match in its well furnished floodlight. According to the timetable the match will be grounded at 14:30 local time. 

You can not think that Indian wickets will be supportive for the pace bowlers. It is now the universal truth that India wicket is always batting favor. The wicket of the 3rd ODI was similar. I wrote a post before you can visit there too. Bangalore pitch curator Narayan Raju is telling that the wicket will be paradise for the Batsmen. 

TOI reported:

"It's a sporting wicket, and should assist the batsmen more than the bowlers. The ball will come on to the bat nicely although the first session might help the bowlers," Raju said. 

Now it is an important subject for the selectors which decision will be better for the teams? Batting first or bowling first? If the team decided to bat first then the run rate will be well but it is a day-night match bowling later is not well because the ground will go wet in this season. Anyway, we have to wait what the decision come. The match will be aired from 14:30 local time through NEO sports and DD National or DD sports. So, the local people will be able to watch the match live by DD or DD Sports and the satellite users NEO Cricket.