In cricket, there are various types of pitches that can be used in a match, depending on the conditions of the playing surface, the weather, and other factors. Every pitch has its own specialization and according to it, they assist various players. Every pitch used is not the same and today we are going to discuss different types of pitches that are used in cricket.
Various types of cricket pitches which are used in a cricket match :
In cricket, the term “green pitch” refers to a cricket pitch that has a significant amount of live grass on it. This live grass on the pitch can create an uneven and unpredictable bounce, which can make it difficult for the batsman to judge the trajectory of the ball.
A green pitch is usually considered to be more suitable for fast bowling, as the ball is likely to seam and swing more due to the grass.
A green pitch can have a significant impact on the game of cricket. The live grass covering can provide more bounce and movement to the ball, making it more challenging for the batsman to play their shots. Fast bowlers can use the extra bounce and movement to their advantage, while spin bowlers may find it more challenging to get the ball to turn on such a surface. According to the pitch we need to select the players for our dream11 team.
So with this, we come to know that when green pitches are going to used in a cricket match we should always prefer more fast bowlers which will give us 25 or 33 (in case of LBW or BOWLED ) points for every wicket and prefer wicketkeeper and slip fielders for catching points.
In cricket, the term “flat pitch” refers to a playing surface that is relatively even and lacking in significant variations in its surface or bounce. This type of pitch tends to be more favorable for batting because the ball doesn’t bounce as much or deviate off the surface, making it easier for batsmen to hit the ball. These types of pitches nowadays are used in Pakistan mostly as even in PSL we mostly see scores of 220+ and that is also chased in T20 cricket.
On a flat pitch, bowlers can find it difficult to generate enough pace or movement on the ball to trouble the batsmen. As a result, high-scoring matches are often played on flat pitches, and teams with strong batting line-ups tend to do well on these types of surfaces. However, a flat pitch can also be more challenging for fielders, who may struggle to get into positions to make catches or stops due to the ball traveling faster and straighter off the bat.
On flat wickets always prefer a batsman in your Dream11 team as in these types of pitches inconsistent batsman or average batsman also scores a good amount of runs.
Cracked or Slow or Spinnig pitch
In cricket, a cracked or slow or spinning pitch refers to a playing surface where the ball moves slowly through the air and/or off the pitch, and the ball spins significantly after it bounces.
When a pitch is slow, the ball doesn’t bounce as much, and becomes easier for the batsman to play strokes.
Spin bowling can be particularly effective on slow pitches as the lack of pace allows the ball to spin more, making it difficult for the batsman to time their shots. Spin bowlers can exploit the slow pitch conditions by varying their spin and flight, making it harder for the batsman to read the delivery and play an effective shot.
On the other hand, fast bowlers may struggle on slow pitches as they rely on the pitch’s bounce and pace to generate swing and seam movement. On a slow pitch, their deliveries may become predictable, and the batsman can adjust their shots accordingly.
Always prefer spin bowlers in your team when matches are played on dry surfaces.
Use this information as much to make your best possible team and to earn money on dream11.