Australia made an artificial pitch for spin practice


With an eye to improve the records in Sub-Continent Australia has built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. The idea to develop an artificial pitch is to just help their batsman to tackle spin bowling on the slow wickets of Sub-Continent pitches. Earlier they have decided to import some soil from India which will help them to made track according to the Sub- Continent pitches.

In the past few years Australian team used to struggle against spin bowling on the Sub-Continent pitches.

“The artificial base and the bounce is a lot different to what we get in Australia,” Cricket Australia’s high performance manager Pat Howard told Brisbane’s Courier Mail on Tuesday.“I think it’s a step in the right direction. Batsmen can practise on a pitch that will play very differently to what we can expect in Australia.

“We even found out that in Mumbai they have a mixture of clays. It’s very different, as you could imagine, if you go from the bottom of Sri Lanka in Galle all the way up to Mohali. It’s a fascinating process and we’re not going to have a magic bullet here” , he further added.

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