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India Vs West Indies 2nd T20: Dhoni And Braithwaite Have A Clash Of Opinions Regarding Field Conditions

The second T20 International between India and West Indiesat the Central Broward Regional park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill was called off after incessant thunderstorm and rains. The views of the two captains Indian captain MS Dhoni and West Indies captain Carlos Braithwaite are contrasting regarding the playing conditions during the match.

Florida: Ground staff cover the pitch after rainfall during the 2nd international T20 match between India and the West Indies
Florida: Ground staff cover the pitch after rainfall during the 2nd international T20 match between India and the West Indies

Braithwaite has pointed that certain sections of the outfield had no discernible improvement after the 15 minutes of continuous rainfall. However Dhoni does not identify with him and has said that they the team has played in even worse conditions stating the example of One Day International (ODI) of Indiaas tour of England in 2011 where the Indian team had put off with bad conditions. He highlighted that it was like the whole series was played under the rain.

The T20 international was called off on Monday after the decision of umpire who had highlighted that there was unavailability of required equipment and the condition of field was not worthy to continue the match. Even though has highlighted that the team has faced worse conditions the decision of umpire holds supreme and the team did as they were told. Speaking about the puddles he informed that puddles were present on the west side but the bowleras run-up was clean. It was ear the side guarded by him and Bravo but posed no problems to the bowlers. He exclaimed that the area was suitable to play unless there was a Shoaib Akhtar in the Indies team.

The captain was happy with teamas comeback after the close one run loss in the first test match. He is happy with bowlers and the decision to choose Amit Mishra which helped Indian side to set a total of 143 runs. The team had put on a brilliant game and had improved a lot post the first match. He explained sometimes the continuity of matches helps the bowlers to make a quick plan and implement it.

He is sure for the good performance of team India in Test cricket which is the ultimate test of performance. The batting team has been almost the same with a slight change for a long period of two and a half years. This is a much needed advantage for the team. Also all the fast bowlers are in a good form which is undoubtedly an asset for the team.

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