Sachin Tendulkar weighs in on how pitches in England could behave

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendukar Thursday said the World Cup in the United Kingdom will offer beautiful batting tracks but he doesn’t expect the ball to swing much in the hot conditions that will prevail there.

The World Cup, which will kick-start on May 30 in the UK, will see all 10 participating nations face-off against each other.

“I am told it’s going to be a hot summer. Even in the Champions Trophy the wickets were superb when the sun was out. In the heat the wickets get really flat. I am sure they will give beautiful tracks to bat on,” Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the MIG Club pavilion named after him.

 “I don’t think there will be much difference in the conditions unless there is a heavy cloud cover. If there is a cloud cover, the ball might go around a bit. Even if that’s the case I don’t see that happening for a longer duration just the first over if at all,” he added. Several Indian players, including captain Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, are performing well in the ongoing Indian Premier League. PTI