Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta shared a substantial insight ahead 3rd Test which takes place at at Motera stadium.
Deep Dasgupta on playing at Motera stadium
The excitement level has already gone a few notches higher as it’s going to be a day-night affair in front of 50,000 fans.
In a conversation with Sports Today, he said that newly-placed orange chairs in the Motera Stadium can make the fielders’ job quite troublesome as the pink ball seems a little orangish.
“There will be 50 odd thousand people sitting in the stands. The first thing that I noticed that the chairs were orange. This Pink ball is a little orangish so that would make the fielder’s life that much more troublesome because I found it pretty difficult because the England team was practicing. They were taking catches and I found it very difficult to sight the ball at times. We actually saw few catches being dropped in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today.
“It’s imperative for India to win. Well, the draw is a possibility. India can afford a draw. Looking at things how Test match cricket is off late, very rarely you see draws. I mean the win is imperative as simple as that,” Deep Dasgupta said when he was asked about the prediction on the match.
The 4-match series is already levelled 1-1. It’s going to be a cracker of a contest from here on as none of the sides can afford a loss as they eye the final berth at the ICC World Test Championship.
Spinners puts pressure over England batsmen
In the third test match England won the toss and elected to bat first in the iconic Motera stadium. Engalnd cricketers struggles to face the Virat Kohli led Indian bowlers and starts to losing wickets in a frequent interval of time.
England’s Zak Crawley scored the highest of 53 run which manages England to score 81 runs for 6 wickets loss as of 2nd session of the 1st day. Axar Patel bags 3 wickets while Ashwin bags a couple of wickets where Ishant sharma stands with one.