Different Types Of Cricket Pitch Rollers Play A Significant Role In The Making Of Pitch

by Ajaib Enterprise Service Provider

 The game of cricket a lot depends on how the pitch behave, isn't it? If it favors the bowlers, the batsmen, or a lively and decent pitch may augur well for both bowlers and the batsmen. Whatever the behave of the pitch during the match, the curator has the responsibility to make a sporty pitch. While preparing such a pitch, Sans doubt, the cricket pitch rollers are considered the chief arsenal. The light rollers or heavy roller, timing and duration and the types of roller all play an important part. The more we know about them, it would be easier to understand the role roller in the making of the cricket pitch.

There are different kinds of pitch rollers that are used in the making of the cricket pitch. Each roller has its own role and functions.

Types of pitch roller

The role of pitch roller is as significant as any other thing in the preparation of the cricket pitch. Whosoever loves the game of cricket must be interested in knowing the function of these rollers.

The pitch rollers not only play a major role in preparing a cricket pitch for the match but it also contributes a big part in the maintenance of these pitches where domestic level, club level or international level cricket is played.

Walk-behind rollers

The most common pitch roller is the walk-behind rollers that are effectively equipped with petrol driven motors. It is very easy to move forward and move in the reverse direction as well. Moreover, with sophisticated speed variable and control panel, it is quite easy to drive with minimum effort. These type of roller can be empty, sand filled or concrete filled and water filled. Though water filled rollers are used the weight of which is around 1 to 1.5 tonnes.

Ride on rollers

There is another category of roller that is called ride on roller. This type of rollers comprises of one roller at the front as well as one roller in the back. Apart from it, there is a seat in the middle for the operator to run or operate the roller. It is heavier than a normal roller because it contains two rollers. It normally weighs around 2 to 2.5 tonne or more than that. In case the curator requires a heavy roller during the pitch preparation, this kind of roller will be suitable for them.

Hand rollers

The most commonly seen roller is hand rollers. It is needless to say that it is a manual roller at it can be rolled down on the pitch using the hands. Since this kind of cricket pitch rollers is relatively less in weigh, hence it is light enough to pull along manually for the rolling purpose. The use of hand roller is commonly seen in the early preparation of the cricket pitches. However, mainly it is used on wet pitches where heavy rollers cannot be used or in the situation where rolling is required on the clipping of grass.

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