India vs New Zealand: Early dew likely to reduce toss advantage in 1st T20I in Jaipur, says report cricket news

Heavy dew, which will curtail the advantage of the toss, has been predicted for India’s opening T20I against New Zealand as Jaipur prepares to host its first international match in eight years on Wednesday. Cold winds can be experienced as soon as you reach the Pink City. Rajasthan Cricket Association officials and groundstaff told PTI that the dew has been happening for the last two days around 7 pm, which is the time for the start of the first T20 International match to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The dew factor proved to be a big one in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in UAE where teams preferred to chase in better batting conditions.

“Here in Jaipur, for the last two days there may be dew in the first innings itself which reduces the advantage of the toss to some extent. Since it is a T20, a lot of runs are expected from this surface,” a Said the officer.

“We will use anti-dew spray on match day but we have seen that the effect is very limited,” the official said.

In the last ODI held in 2013, India chased down Australia’s 359 runs in just 43.3 overs, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scoring a century each.

Jaipur was robbed of international cricket in the last decade mainly due to administrative crisis in Rajasthan cricket. It will also host an ODI in February.

With no restrictions on the number of spectators, the 25,000-capacity stadium is expected to be overcrowded. RCA secretary Mahendra Verma said around 8,000 tickets were sold in the first three hours after they were put up for sale online last week.

He’s inundated with requests for complimentary passes that make him feel like it’s impossible to deal with.

“The excitement is evident with international cricket returning after a long time. The demand for tickets has also fueled people keen to watch a big event after being indoors for most of the past 8 months due to COVID-19. Yes,” Sharma said.

The game also marks the return of international cricket in India as the IPL had to be suspended in May due to a disastrous second wave that swept the country.

It is important for the BCCI to conduct the home series smoothly as it aims to organize the IPL at home next year. Though RCA has assured that all COVID-19 guidelines will be followed on match day, most of its in-house and outsourced staff were seen without masks on Monday.


Some members of BCCI’s broadcast production were also roaming around without masks.

One must be at least partially vaccinated to enter the stadium on Wednesday and non-vaccinated persons can only enter with evidence of a negative RT-PCR test.

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