IND vs AUS: Try To Make A Wicket That Goes To Day 4 Or 5


Former Australian speedster Shaun Tait feels India should try to provide wickets that will last for Day 4 and Day 5. The last three test matches in the series were finished within 3 days–and the pitches received average ratings from the world cricket governing body ICC.

The 40-year-old said that the home team should make wickets that last till the final day and it helps the team to decide their playing combinations and stressed that these kinds of wickets leave the team confused about their team selection.

“I think, try to make a wicket that goes to Day 4 or 5. It just makes your decisions easier as well, When you make wickets extreme, all the selection talks are about that. Even the teams get confused about what they should be doing. Everyone is afraid to make mistakes when it comes to selection,” Tait said.

Indore Pitch
Indore Pitch Credits: Twitter

Earlier, Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden also slammed the Indore pitch for its slowness and turn in the first half an hour of the 1st innings in the third test.

Hayden said that the pitch was too spinner friendly and the batsman couldn’t apply themselves on these kinds of surfaces and added that these kinds of surfaces or “not good” for test cricket.

These Kinds Of Pitches Make Selector’s Job Hard – Shaun Tait

The former Pakistan bowling coach reckoned that during his time in Pakistan, there were a lot of home conditions, which makes the management job difficult to pick up the right team for these conditions.

“I saw it when I spent time with Pakistan on the coaching staff, there was this talk about home wickets and what the conditions should be, which made selectors’ job so much harder on trying to understand what the lineup should be, It just makes your decisions easier as well. So, I think, I wouldn’t be changing a hell of a lot in either team, if you get too complicated,” Tait asserted.

Over time,  criticism takes place that Indian pitches are prepared in a more spinning-friendly manner and the Nagpur and Delhi pitches received “average” reports from ICC.

India needs to win the final Test to qualify directly for the world test championship final or their fate will be dependent on New Zealand when they play Sri Lanka in two-match Test series this month.