Newly laid track might turn around the low scoring nature of cricket at Nagpur

That is all in the past. We will reclaim our lost glory: Curator

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, India
A general view of the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) which embodies the new stadium at Nagpur has had a reputation of producing low-scoring encounters of late. Although, curator of the pitch at the Nagpur, Pravin Hingnikar remains hopeful that the 5th ODI between India and Australia scheduled to be held at the stadium would be a high-scoring affair.

The last match played at the venue was back in January this year between India and England which again was a low-scoring affair. Even the matches in the World T20 did not turn out to be as expected as far as high scores are concerned. It was only four years back when India chased down a total of 350 against the Aussies. ICC ranked the pitch at Nagpur as poor back in 2015 against South Africa.


We will reclaim our lost glory: Curator

“That is all in the past. We will reclaim our lost glory. The bounce will not be on the higher side but it will be consistent. It will be a good pitch as far as the spectators are concerned. It will surely have more runs compared to the recent international games played here,” commented curator at Nagpur, Pravin Hingnikar, according to The Field.

“I don’t have any pressure as far as the previous games are concerned,” claimed Hingikar before laying the fresh strip. “It was a very good ground and good pitch till 2015 but after that, there were certain games [the Test against South Africa] in which pitches were not up to the mark. But that is set to change after we changed the square in March” added the curator.

“We have changed the soil completely, we have good local soil here as Vidarbha is a soil rich area. We have also done enough trials on the new square. It should be a good game tomorrow.” concluded the VCA official.