The ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy is led by India 2-1. The third test was won by Australia by nine wickets. The interesting fact about the series is all three test matches have ended in three days. The reason behind the match ending quicker is because of the dry pitch. Gavaskar says that the India lineup is missing Bumrah so they are making spin tracks.
Gavaskar’s words on Indian pitches
“Taking 20 wickets is not going to be easy in India. On a lot of Indian pitches, without your ace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and a slightly inexperienced Mohammed Siraj, I don’t think that bowling attack is such (strong). But with a little bit of help from a dry pitch, India can probably take 20 wickets. I think that is the thinking behind preparing such pitches,”
He further added that
“For India to reach the World Test Championship Final, they did not have any other options (than producing turning tracks). If you would have had a strong attack, maybe you could have done something different but your strength is your spinners and therefore I think these pitches are being made. You do not want a flat pitch where the batters go out and dominate. These pitches are testing the temperament of the batters,”
After the win in the third test, Australia qualified for the World Test Championship Final. If India wants to qualify for the Finals, they have to win the final match. Or else the Indians have to wait for the NZ vs SL match’s result. The Indian fans might pray for the win in the final test rather than waiting and cheering for the New Zealand team.
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