Notably, it is not the only time that Rahul has been seen inspecting a pitch after landing at a city to play a WC match.
While Team had a day off after beating Netherlands in Bengaluru on Sunday, Rahul Dravid and his support staff headed to Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, for a pitch check. Dravid, Vikram Rathour, and Paras Mhambrey, the batting coach, headed straight to Wankhede Stadium to inspect the pitch for IND vs NZ Cricket World Cup Semi-Final game scheduled to take place on 15 November.
Notably, Dravid and Co. have been doing this in the ongoing tournament. A similar sight was seen at Eden Gardens, Kolkata last week. Dravid drove directly to the stadium after landing to check the pitch for IND vs SA.
The 50-yearold was captured on camera talking to the pitch custodian while looking at the surface.
The semi-final between IND vs NZ is expected to be a high scoring affair
The Wankhede field is expected to be a batting paradise for the semi-final. The stadium has already hosted four World Cup games, and they have all been high-scoring matches.
The pacers will likely get some help under the light. We saw this during India’s match against Sri Lanka, where the Lankan batters struggled to keep up with the Indian pacers.