Dhoni hoping for ‘bunsen burner’ type pitch to tackle Kiwis in NagpurBy ANI
Thursday, November 18, 2010
NAGPUR - Indian cricket team captain M.S. Dhoni is hoping that the pitch for the third and final Test against New Zealand is one that is made to order for the hosts - a Bunsen-burner type of pitch that will assist his spinners.
So when Dhoni said before reaching Nagpur, “Hopefully the wicket over there will assist the spinners a bit more - that is what we are expecting”, he usually gets it.
Old India hands say New Zealand should prepare for a demanding examination.
In 1988, the test series began at Bangalore. When India named an XI with four spinners, one of whom opened the bowling, New Zealand knew the score.
They were rolled for 189 and 164, lost by a mile, with the spinners taking 17 of 20 New Zealand wickets.
The teams meet up in Nagpur from Saturday. (ANI)