The pitch is extremely conducive for batting with teams like Punjab and Tigers easily raking up scores in excess of 100. The teams batting second are put under enormous pressure if the target is in the three-figure mark. The outfield gets progressively fast. As for the bowlers, they need to continuosly vary in pace and length to keep the batsmen guessing.
There will be plenty of sunshine throughout the day and the maximum temperature will be around 34 degree celsius. The pitch willl be baked by the beating sun which in turn will make it better and better for batting.
Chamal Sadun loooked in omnious form in the previous match and it has sent warning bells ringing for the NTC side. If they are to win against a strong opposition like CMC, the NTC will have to pull out some sort of Houdini act in the middle.
Last 5 Head To Head
Second game for the NTCC side on a trot and it will be up against another formidable challenger in the form of CMC. NTCC have not played a bad brand of cricket throughout the tournament but they have not played the big moments of the game well . The team mangement and the players of NTCC will be hoping that they sort out that issue in this game.