Kolkata: Blaming the Wankhede Stadiumâ€™s ground staff for his team's defeat to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, Rajasthan Royalsâ€™ wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami on Thursday alleged that the track was changed without informing his team.
"They changed the wicket [at the last moment] without informing us," Goswami told the mediapersons on the eve of Rajasthanâ€™s match against the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders. Goswami said the ground stuff at the Wankhede was rolling a different wicket, "which we were told would be used for the match".
However, Goswami claimed that the strip was changed before the game. "Rahul bhai [Dravid] opted to bowl without knowing that a different surface would be used," Goswami said after his teamâ€™s practice session at the Eden Gardens. Rajasthan lost the encounter by 27 runs as they were bowled out for 170 while chasing a daunting Mumbaiâ€™s total of 197.
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