Ever since the pink ball test between India and England ended in just a couple of days, there has been plenty of talk around the pitch being too spin friendly and completely alien to the tourists. Facts do support this talk, as 28 out of the 30 wickets that fell in this test match belonged to spinners. Neither of the team managed to cross 150 as India were set a paltry target of 49 in the fourth innings to win the test and knock England out of contention of the World Test Championship, which they did without breaking a sweat.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has backed Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin over the ongoing controversy related to the pitch in Ahmedabad. There has been a raging debate over the nature of the surface after the India-England pink-ball Test ended in under two days, with spinners from both sides running riot. A number of former England cricketers including Michael Vaughan and Monty Panesar have hit out at India over the pitch prepared for the third Test.
There have been only ten day-night games at this venue and Sri Lanka achieved the highest successful chase, overhauling India’s 225 in 1997. The highest score by a team batting second under lights is 250. The chasing team has won four out of ten games under lights though.
Mohali pitch expected to help the batsmen… Its a flat wicket and is going to help the seamers more than the spinners… So the side with better fast bowling attack will have the advantage but Indian fans says about Sreesanth & Chawla are strictly no no.
The World Cup has not even started but the complaints have already begun from the touring parties around the nature of the tracks. Two days into the warm-up games, there have been three captains who have raised the issue of the lack of bounce and pace and spin-friendliness of two of the pitches down south.