New York’s Pitch For T20 World Cup 2024 Receives Heavy Criticism From After IND vs IRE Match

New York’s Pitch For T20 World Cup 2024 Receives Heavy Criticism From After IND vs IRE Match

India (IND) registered a big win over Ireland (IRE) in their first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the eighth match of the tournament played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. While the outcome of the match was somewhat expected, there were certainly surprises in store regarding the behaviour of the pitch. The pitch displayed inconsistent bounce, making batting quite challenging for the players. As a result, the New York pitch has drawn criticism from numerous cricketing figures due to their unpredictable nature and low quality.

Following India’s match against Ireland on Wednesday, where they secured an 8-wicket victory by chasing down 97 runs in the 13th over, concerns were raised about the pitch at Nassau County Stadium in New York. Numerous cricketing personalities expressed their worries regarding the apparent lack of maintenance on the New York pitch, which has been a topic of discussion recently.

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan minced no words and expressed his support for promoting cricket in the United States but criticized the substandard playing surface in New York, calling it unacceptable for players, especially in a World Cup tournament where they have worked hard to compete.

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India Register Big Win Over Ireland

On a pitch with significant bounce and seam movement, the Indian bowlers, led by Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Arshdeep Singh, restricted Ireland to a mere 96 runs. Chasing the total, India lost an early wicket in form of Virat Kohli. However, captain Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant sticthed up a partnership and ensured Ireland had no way back into the game. Rohit Sharma also suffered a blow to his shoulder, forcing him to leave the field as retired hurt, adding more drama to the discussion about the substandard pitch in New York.

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