Hindustan Times – With the Indian cricket team shocked on a green track in Dharamsala and down 1-0 in the three-match series, the focus is on the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali where the second ODI will be played.

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  • With the Indian cricket team shocked on a green track in Dharamsala and down 1-0 in the three-match series, the focus is on the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali where the second ODI will be played.
  • READ | India set for lighter overall cricket schedule in 2019-23; home games to increaseWith India trailing and looking for a series equalising win, the big question is whether the grass will remain or be shaved off.
  • Former India player Bhupinder Singh Sr, who has represented Punjab and also coached them, predicts a bald pitch.
  • The conditions and weather all help bounce, seam and swing, but I think you are likely to see a bald pitch by December 13,” said Bhupinder, who has plenty of experience at Mohali.
  • READ | India opt out of Paarl warm-up, to play Cape Town Test without match practiceUnlike the Sri Lankan cricket team, who are stranded in Dharamsala, the Indian team arrived here on time and players including Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar along with batting coach Sanjay Bangar had first look at the conditions with a session at PCA.


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