There are more rumors against the SG ball with Umesh Yadav joining R Ashwin and Captain Virat Kohli complaining that it softens too early and gives them little chance of taking windows.
After the West Indies went from 113 for 5 to 295 for 7 on stumps, Umesh was asked about how India has been giving many races to lower order tests this year and said: "If you are saying that the lowest order has scored runs, then you must realize … in India, with SG test balls in this type of flat tracks, you have no rhythm or rebounds.
"What happens with SG balls is They become soft after 20 laps, so the batters who come later do not face much difficulty. So the traffickers know that it will not oscillate or retreat. You just have to wait for something to happen and keep trying. But you really can not do it in such a big field, the two and two keep coming.
"All you can do is roll in one place, but then you will realize that nothing is happening, not even off the court." So when the middle and bottom order arrive, they know that the ball is it has become soft and it does not reach a rhythm and the batting becomes easier. "
Given these concerns, it was strange to see India choose the second place.New ball only seven over once it was available. they seem quite annoyed, it is enough that they are blaming the SG ball for not being able to cross the opposition as fast as they wanted.
And it was not as if India had had a bad day in the field. Settling for only four bowlers (Shardul Thakur had a groin injury while throwing his second shot), they managed to collect seven windows in 95 shots, and Umesh himself caused Shai Hope lbw in 32nd place, to dismiss Shane Dowrich from the same way in the 60th and l Then Jason Holder caught him in the leg with the second new ball.
Kohli had claimed that a poor quality ball led to many "dead sessions" in the test matches, but in India, only five of the last 25 games did not work, and two of them, South Africa 2015 and Sri Lanka. Lanka 2017, were very affected by the rain. In any case, SG has said that it is open to sit with the BCCI and, if necessary, raise the seam of its balls in 1 or 1.5 mm to solve this problem.