1st T20I: We are ready to counter dew factor, says HPCA curator

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Dharamsala, Oct 1: The team bowling second in the inaugural T20 International between India and South Africa will have their task cut out as dew can play a major factor but HPCA curator S Chouhan said that his team is ready with arrangements to counter the effect.

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Chief curator S Chouhan said that the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association is trying to counter the dew factor as there will be four super soppers kept ready for the match.

Indian players train at HPCA stadium in Dharamsala

The rope swipe arrangement has also been kept ready as it may come into effect as the clock touches around 9 pm.

About the behaviour of the pitch in this tie, Chouhan said, "It shall be a fast wicket with even bounce to help batsman and spinners too. The track is not expected to change its behaviour during the entore duration of 40 overs. The fast outfield will earn batsmen value for their shots."

The ground has a lush green 75-yard boundary on all sides. Both the captains have already indicated to bat first on this high altitude ground.

The experts are of the opinion that the cooler conditions of Dharamsala is expected to help the seam and swing bowlers.

PTI

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