The third match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia was played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore and the pitch shocked every cricket expert and fans. A lot of turn was seen on the pitch on the very first day, which eventually became a threat for Team India as they were all out for just 109 runs in their first innings. After Nagpur and Delhi, the Indore pitch can also be given an ‘average’ rating by the apex cricket body.
Notably, the 3rd Test match was scheduled to be held in Dharamshala but was shifted to Indore due to bad weather. Meanwhile, a pitch expert shared his opinion on the condition of the pitch. “It takes at least a month to prepare a Test wicket. The pitch also needs rest. In this case, there were not even two weeks between the Ranji Trophy semi-final and this match. Earlier, ODI was played here last month between India vs New Zealand,” the pitch expert was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Fans saw the full extent of the pitch: Michael Kasprowicz
Meanwhile, the former Australian fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz analysed the pitch’s condition and shared his thoughts on it. He said that the ball was turning unimaginably due to which Cheteshwar Pujara got dismissed. He said that the pitch was a shocker and that no test match should be played on this kind of pitch.
“What’s more, none of the 14 wickets fell to pace. Fans saw the full extent of the pitch when Nathan Lyon bowled Cheteshwar Pujara off a delivery that turned unimaginably and kept low to hit the right-hander’s leg stump. Just 50 balls had been bowled before Lyon’s peach,” former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz told SEN Cricket.
“It’s a shocker, this wicket is an absolute tip. There’s no way for Test cricket before lunch on Day 1 for a pitch to be playing this many tricks. It throws everyone out. It’s interesting to watch and it’s great watching them survive, (but) it’s not good. It’s not good cricket.”
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