Visakhapatnam: Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his arrival on big stage at this particular venue with a magnificent 148 against Pakistan back in 2005 and the pitch at the Dr YSR Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium again promises of run-feast when India take on New Zealand in the first T20 International.
"We have the best outfield in the country. The pitch is full of runs and is prepared keeping the format in mind. We expect a score of around 170," former India stumper MSK Prasad, who is also the director of operations at Andhra Cricket Association stated.
Citing example of the last international match against Australia played here, where India had chased Australia's 290 with seven balls to spare, Prasad said,"It's always been batting friendly here. It has nicely been rolled and the ball will come nicely on to the bat."