Team India all out in two and a half hours, question on the pitch: Australian said – this test is not worth it, Indian expert said – it will work like this here
After Nagpur, now questions are also being raised regarding the pitch of Indore. Experts are giving it an average rating because, on the first day of the third Test being played between India and Australia, Team India was reduced to 109 runs in just two and a half hours. Indian batsmen looked helpless in front of Australian spinners.
Actually, the pitch was kept dry and made spin friendly. A turn of 4.8 degrees was observed on the pitch. It was 2.5 degrees in Nagpur. After the first Test, many questions were raised about the Nagpur pitch as well. The Australian media had said that the Nagpur pitch was not fit to play Tests.
Australia’s spinner Matthew Kahneman got 5 wickets and Nathan Lyon got three wickets in the first innings. Todd Murphy got one wicket there. Overall, all the wickets went to the account of the spinners.
Bhaskar spoke to the experts regarding the pitch.
Everyone takes home advantage, but India takes a little more – Daljit Singh
Former BCCI chief pitch curator Daljit Singh said that Tests are slowly dying out all over the world. Nowadays in India, there is an era of making spin-friendly pitches. It will continue like this in the future as well. The board will not do anything about it. Spin is India’s strength. All the teams play on home advantage, but India tries to take advantage more.
Australian veterans expressed displeasure
Australia’s players looked unhappy. Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden said- I saw the pitch during the toss before the start of the match. This is not right. It has been cracking since day one. If this is the case then we should play only 3 days of tests. Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh said – Indore’s pitch is not fit to play the Test.