IND vs AUS: Smith and Warner will also hold their heads after listening to Ravi Shastri’s demand; Know what the former coach said about the pitch
Amidst the ongoing pitch debate, former India head coach Ravi Shastri has said that he would like to see the ball spin from day one. The first Test between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur.
Both the teams have almost completed the preparations for the Border Gavaskar Trophy, which is going to start on February 9 between India and Australia. The role of the pitch is going to be very important during the 4-match Test series and that is why the Australian veteran is saying that if India prepares a good pitch, then the match will be equal. Former India and Australia cricketers and experts have different opinions about the pitch. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri has made such a demand regarding the pitch, due to which the Australians will not be happy at all.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell, during an online event organized by the broadcaster of the Border-Gavaskar series, said that curators around the world should be given the freedom to prepare sports Test match pitches, while former India head coach Ravi Shastri will start bowling from day one. want to see it spin.
Shastri said on a program of Star Sports, “I want to see the ball spin from day one. You are talking to a man who has toured Australia twice. If you lose the toss, it doesn’t matter, but if you win the toss and field first, you want to see the ball spin. You are playing at home so take full advantage of it.
It is noteworthy that former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy had said that the Kangaroo team can win this series if India makes ‘fair’ pitches. Healy said, “I think if they prepare proper wickets, which are good to bat on and pitches that maybe spin more towards the end of the match … we (Australia) will win.”
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Healy’s compatriot Greg Chappell disagreed, saying that no one had the right to make decisions on the pitch other than the pitch curator. Chappell said on Star Sports, “There is a lot of talk about the pitch. According to me, no one has the right to take this decision except the pitch curator and the groundskeepers. Be it a player, coach or team manager.