The ODI World Cup will be organized in India in the month of October-November. The World Cup will be played in ten cities in India. It also includes the historic Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. Important matches of the World Cup will be played on this ground. Although the World Cup is still three months away, the pitching curator at this ground has made a big statement.
One of the oldest cricket grounds in India, none of the 2011 ODI World Cup matches were played at this ground. This time, however, five matches will be played on this ground. In this, the host Indian team will play against South Africa at the same ground. So, the semi-final match will also be held on this ground. Sujan Mukherjee, the pitch curator of this ground, was recently asked about what kind of pitches will be available in this World Cup. Answering that, he said,
“New pitches have been prepared for the World Cup. Fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on these new pitches. The fast bowlers can be more effective here.”
The first match of the World Cup will be played at this ground on October 28, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh. Then on October 31, Pakistan and Bangladesh will be seen playing at the same ground. Then India and South Africa will face each other on November 5. Then on November 12, England and Pakistan will play in Kolkata. Also, on November 16, the second match of the semi-final will be held at the same ground.
The traditional pitch at Eden Gardens is considered to be a good place for batsmen. Big scores can be seen on this ground. Also spinners also get good help at this place.
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