Mark Taylor evaluates the ‘poor’ Indore pitch. Taylor defended the green pitch at Gabba, claiming that, unlike the one in Indore, it was not constructed to benefit any one side.
The Indore Test between India and Australia became the third consecutive game in the current Border Gavaskar Series to deliver a result in the opening three days. After Australia’s emphatic victory on a roaring turner, the surface in Indore has question by the Australian team. As the ICC rate the Indore pitch as ‘poor,’ former Australian captain Mark Taylor shared his thoughts on the contentious surface.
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor blunt in his appraisal of the Indore surfac. Labeling it the weakest of the three locations thus far in the series. He astonished to see the surface deteriorating from the first day, highlighting the curator’s inadequate preparation.
“To be very honest, I believe the pitches for the series have been awful. The Indore one clearly being the poorest of the three. On day one, I don’t think a pitch should go through the top. If the game lasts that long, you may accept day four or five, but not day one; it’s just terrible planning “According to the Herald and The Age, the former Australian cricketer.
I don’t believe there was any skulduggery at the Gabba: Mark Taylor
After the ICC’s evaluation of the surface, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar voiced concerns about the Brisbane pitch, which hosted the first Test between Australia and South Africa in December. Taylor, on the other hand, defended the green pitch at Gabba. Claiming that, unlike the one in Indore, it was not constructed to benefit any one side.
“I believe they’ve got to keep an eye on that type of stuff because people look at the Gabba this season. The groundskeeper simply got it wrong. He left too much grass on it, but it didn’t help either side. That would have favored South African seamers just as much as Australian seamers since they have four extremely good seamers.
“Therefore I don’t believe there was any skulduggery at the Gabba. I hope I can say the same thing about Indore. What occurred there was that the field was so badly prepared that it really made the game more of a lottery, which didn’t favor India at all “Taylor went on to remark.