India vs New Zealand: Brad Hogg praised umpires Virender Sharma and Nitin Menon for their conduct. On the final day’s play between India and New Zealand. The umpires had to check the light level on an over basis. Also, communicate with the personnel on the field as the Kanpur Test ended in a thrilling draw. The meter was brought out by the umpires. Check the level at both ends of the crease at the end of each over. The benchmark for the entire Test was the amount found on Stumps on Day 1. India was able to bowl the required number of overs for the day. However, due to insufficient lighting, the play was canceled. Despite the fact that there are still a few minutes remaining on the clock.
“Umpires did a wonderful job dealing with bad light. They are Indian umpires, the way that they controlled themselves in the last hour of play was superb. Also, they kept getting the meter out, kept communicating with the players all the time. They had full control of the situation,” Brad Hogg said.
India was able to bowl the required number of overs for the day. However, due to insufficient lighting, the play was canceled. Despite the fact that there are still a few minutes remaining on the clock. Axar Patel was picked out by Hogg for his efficiency. While bowling to both left and right-handed people. Hogg took six wickets in the opening Test between India and New Zealand. There were three left-handers and three right-handers in the group.
Furthermore, Brad Hogg remarked on Patel’s use of seamers’ footmarks. During the Test, both teams were all right-handed. For the left-handed batsman, this created a number of rough areas outside the off-stump.
India vs New Zealand: “Very very difficult for the right-handers to score against him. When he was bowling to the left-handers, I like the way he uses the footmarks created by all the right-arm pacers. All of them left different footmarks and Axar Patel bowled very accurately into those,” Hogg said.
“Lastly, he is dominant in Indian conditions as he bowls a lot of sidespins. Needs to bowl more overspin to be effective in overseas conditions,” Brad Hogg added.