In recent years, both players and analysts have panned the Dharamsala outfield, with many describing it as uneven and spotty. The outfield conditions have also been responsible for several player injuries.
Buttler raised his concerns about the incident, during a press conference on Monday, saying that it was “not ideal” for a World Cup match. He also urged his players to be careful when fielding, warning them of the risk of slipping and injuring themselves.
Buttler’s concerns justified?
Buttler’s concerns about the incident are justified. In recent years, both players and pundits have questioned the outfield. It has been responsible for a number of player injuries.
In 2019, Afghanistan bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman suffered a serious ankle injury while fielding on the incident. The injury ruled him out of the rest of the World Cup.
In 2020, England batsman Jason Roy slipped and fell on the Dharamsala outfield while fielding.
Why is the Dharamsala outfield in such poor condition?
There are a number of reasons why the Dharamsala outfield is in such poor condition. One reason is that the ground is located at a high altitude, and the climate is very dry. This makes it difficult to maintain a good grass cover on the outfield. This overuse has taken its toll on the outfield.
What should be done?
The ICC has said that it is monitoring the situation at the incident and that it will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the players.
However, it is important to note that the Dharamsala outfield has been a problem for many years. The ICC has been aware of the issue for some time, but it has failed to take any concrete steps to address it.
It is time for the ICC to take action and ensure that the Dharamsala outfield is up to the standard required for a World Cup match.
Jos Buttler’s concerns about the Dharamsala outfield are justified. In recent years, both players and experts have criticized the outfield, which has been blamed for a number of player injuries.The ICC needs to take action and ensure that the Dharamsala outfield is up to the standard required for a World Cup match.