The pitches have predominated discussions of the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the most part. The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave the first two wickets a “average” rating, while the Indore pitch received a “poor” rating, which has led to a heated discussion on the wicket’s characteristics. The field at Narendra Modi Stadium is the centre of interest as India and Australia prepare for their fourth and final Test match. Yet it appears that no decision has yet been taken regarding the specifics of the pitch.
Although a few images from the stadium have surfaced, the Australian team hasn’t been able to decide on a plan of attack for the game that must be won. There are still a few days before the match, but according to the curators, neither the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nor the Indian team management have provided any instructions regarding the pitch’s preparation. Even the Indian camp appears to be struggling with how they want their pitch to be constructed.
“We haven’t received any instructions from the Indian team management and our local curators are preparing a normal track, as we have always done through the season,” a state association source was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.
“Obviously, (over the) last few days the BCCI’s grounds and pitches committee instruct the local curator … but, certainly, from our end, our endeavour is to produce a good Test match pitch.”
Australia produced a spectacular recovery in the third Test in Indore, defeating India to cut the gap to 1-2 after losing the first two Tests.
Also, it has been stated that a “rank-turner” is unlikely to be prepared for the fourth Test in Ahmedabad due to the “poor” rating of the Indore surface.
Within the first three days of the series, all three tests were successfully finished. The intent is probably to prevent that from occurring for a fourth time in a row.
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