New Indian Express – Virat Kohli plays a shot against Sri Lanka during the first day of the third cricket test match at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

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  • Virat Kohli plays a shot against Sri Lanka during the first day of the third cricket test match at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
  • |PTINEW DELHI: India desperately wanted hard and bouncy wickets before the South Africa tour but the country’s diverse soil and climatic conditions prevents the curators from providing the team management with strips of their choice, said batting coach Sanjay Bangar.
  • After the green top at the Eden Gardens for the first Test against Sri Lanka, where overcast conditions also played its role, the greenish tinge in Nagpur and here at Kotla for the second and third game has deceived all and sundry.
  • Even though we wanted to have a wicket with pace and bounce, with a bit of grass cover, the curators can only do as much because it all depends on nature of the soil, which is peculiar (he perhaps meant unique) to a particular region,” Bangar gave his take on the track.
  • You may want something but the curator is never able to give you what you want because of peculiar nature of the track and diverse conditions in such a vast country that we live in.”


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