- Ranchi pitch is helpful for batsmen
- The role of dew will be important, the toss will be decisive
- Indian team is 1-0 ahead in the series, New Zealand has the last chance to return
Heavy dew is expected to fall during the second T20 cricket match between India and New Zealand at the JSCA International Stadium. Jharkhand Pradesh Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Sahai said that they expect the stadium to be full once the state government allows 100 per cent audience entry.
According to the notification of the state government, people who have got both the vaccines or those showing negative report of RT PCR will get entry into the stadium. Sahai said, “The state government has given permission for 100 per cent attendance and we are hopeful that the stadium will be full after a long time in India. Food and drink will also be available in the galleries. Things are getting back to normal”
He said, “People are tired of the lockdown for two years and there is a lot of excitement about this match. Once again people will be seen on the streets. ”He, however, said that the corona protocol will be fully followed.
He said, “There will be spot-to-place testing and the audience will have to show certificates of both the vaccines or negative RT-PCR report within 48 hours.”
Tickets for the stadium with a capacity of around 39000 are priced between Rs 900 and Rs 9000 and have been sold online. Sahai said, “We have 80 tickets left which are for emergency quota. They will not be sold. ,
Dulquer of Ranchi and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also in the city but it is not yet decided whether he will come to watch the match.
Sahai said, “Dhoni is here and played tennis on the court today. We can’t say whether he will come to watch the match or not.”
It is generally a helpful wicket for the batsmen, which was last used for the Jharkhand State T20 tournament in July.