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Dubai lighting gives Indian Premier League fielders a challenge

Posted On: 25 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Cricket365

The lighting and number of screens around the Dubai International Stadium have been used to excuse some pretty ordinary fielding in the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Chennai Super Kings .
Both sides dropped what appeared to be regulation catches and Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said he couldn't be too critical of the performance given the conditions.
Blinded by the lights and its not even the weekend
There was no dew to make the ball slippery but players appeared to struggle to pick the ball up in the air.
Shimron Hetmyer dropped CSK's Faf du Plessis twice, first misjudging a tricky catch running in before getting himself in a total muddle trying to get underneath a steepler.
“I will give the fielders a benefit of doubt because these are not good conditions for catching,” Iyer told Star Sports after match in Dubai.
“Because of the lighting. You sometimes misjudge the ball. You go hard, and it does come really fast. You are not sure where to position yourself.”
Iyer's opposite number was in no...

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