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Trott warns England of Dharamsala outfield concerns ahead of Bangladesh fixture

England boundary fielders are preparing for a difficult day in Dharamsala on Tuesday, in the wake of being cautioned about the state of the outfield at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (HPCA) Arena by their previous hitter and current Afghanistan mentor Jonathan Trott.

The grass on the sand-based outfield is sketchy and lopsided, and a few players slipped or lost their balance while handling in the profound during Bangladesh’s six-wicket prevail over Afghanistan on Saturday. The outfield is a well-established issue at the setting and had caused an India-Australia Test to be moved to Indore at the short notification in February.

Trott had said that Mujeeb Ur Rahman was “fortunate” to get away with “a serious knee injury” when his knee dove into the turf as he endeavored to make a limit save. It is perceived that he has reached out to England players to caution them about its condition in front of their apparatus against Bangladesh.

The match authorities’ report for Saturday’s down portrayed the state of the outfield as “normal”, while Andy Atkinson, the ICC autonomous pitch expert, investigated it on Sunday and was depicted as “agreeable” with its state.

“The cycle for surveying the state of the pitch and outfield lies with the match authorities under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Checking Interaction, and the outfield at Dharamsala was appraised as normal after the Afghanistan versus Bangladesh match,” an ICC representative said. “Moreover, the ICC free pitch specialist has investigated the outfield today, and is alright with the circumstances – as is Javagal Srinath, the Match Ref for the following game.”

The HPCA ground staff watered the outfield following the game and did so again on Sunday evening – especially the regions around the bowlers’ run-ups. Tuesday’s match will be played on a new pitch, two strips opposite the bizarrely slow surface for Saturday’s.

In the direst outcome imaginable, the umpires could – after the conference with the match ref – consider the state of the ground as “hazardous or irrational”, making the game suspended in the main example, and afterward deserted. On that occasion, the groups would share the focus. On Tuesday, Ahsan Raza and Paul Wilson will be the standing umpires, with Srinath as the match official.

The condition of the outfield could be a contributing element in Britain is probably not going to pick Ben Stirs up, who missed their nine-wicket rout to New Zealand with a left hip injury. Stirs up went through 30 minutes batting in their nets meeting on Sunday, however just confronted sidearm tosses as opposed to bowlers, and moved warily all through.

He then, at that point, momentarily went through a few running drills on the fundamental square. Stirs up didn’t highlight in both of England warm-up matches – the first was cleaned out yet he was not because of play – and had just batted once beforehand since showing up in India, in an instructional meeting in Guwahati.

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