Workforce India head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned that the Kanpur pitch didn’t have sufficient bounce and switch within the first Check.
India and New Zealand ended the engrossing Check match in a draw after the guests remained agency within the last session to finish at 165 for 9.
New Zealand tail-enders Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel displayed a rock-solid defence within the last 9 overs of the sport to defy the Indian spinners.
India simply wanted one wicket to seal the sport however the New Zealand spinners had been nice at blocking the balls to disclaim them a victory.
This didn’t appear to have that sort of chew: Rahul Dravid On Kanpur Pitch
Dravid criticised the pitch for not having sufficient put on and tear and felt that spinners had been robbed of taking exterior edges due to the dearth of activate it.
“It was low and sluggish and possibly didn’t have that a lot bounce or didn’t have a flip. Most likely, you count on slightly bit extra put on and tear on the fifth day in Indian circumstances over the course of 5 days. This didn’t appear to have that sort of chew,” Dravid mentioned within the press convention after the match.
“Typically, in India on day 5, spinners can problem each edges – inside and outdoors. You already know you may beat folks on the within edge and get lbw. However truthfully, on this sport, the surface edge was nearly dominated out,” he added.
I’ve performed right here and I do know wickets could be robust: Rahul Dravid
Ravichandran Ashwin (3/35) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/40) bowled stupendously within the last session to choose the wickets of the Black Caps.
New Zealand opener Tom Latham was the very best run-scorer for the guests, he stitched a 76-run stand with William Somerville, who got here in as an evening watchman on Day 4.
Dravid mentioned that they anticipated the pitch to be robust sufficient in Kanpur citing his private expertise on enjoying in the identical venue.
“Even until the final day, not one of the edges carried, only a few catches near the bat, I can’t bear in mind, (KS) Bharat took a pair. It form of made it really feel that there’s just one method to get folks out, bowled or possibly lbw, in all probability two within the final session,” Dravid mentioned.
“Regardless of that we had been in a position to prise out 9 wickets (8) on the final day, nevertheless it was robust however we anticipated it to be robust in Kanpur. I’ve performed right here and I do know wickets could be robust. Often, on day 5, it is best to get a bit extra assist and cracks to widen up slightly bit, I don’t know, possibly it’s winter and that’s why,” he added.
In keeping with the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation, Dravid had given Rs 35,000 personally to the groundsmen to organize a sporting pitch.