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Wondering why India always get wickets which are good for batting and we get greentop: Sarfraz

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  1. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Pakistan meet pace-heavy Australia in a key World Cup clash here on Wednesday after their previous game against Sri Lanka was washed out last Friday.

    Well-placed sources told ‘The News’ that Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed wasn’t pleased with the Taunton surface.

    “The captain has been wondering as to why the Indians always get wickets which are good for batting and also suitable for spinners. Such wickets suit Asian teams. However, the Pakistan team is almost always made to play on more challenging surfaces in ICC events like the one at Taunton,” said a source close to Sarfaraz.

    The fresh wicket at Taunton had a lot of grass on it on Monday. Players and team officials who took a close look at the surface were convinced that it will have sufficient bounce for fast bowlers.

    It’s certainly worrying news for the Pakistanis, who were bounced out for a mere 105 by West Indies in an embarrassing seven-wicket defeat in their opening World Cup at Trent Bridge last week.

    The Australian pace attack has been strengthened following the return of Mitchell Starc. Australia’s pace battery also includes Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis.

    The pace quartet could pose serious problems for the Pakistanis, whose weakness facing the short ball was fully exploited by the Windies in Nottingham.

    But ask Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan’s bowling coach, and he would tell you that the national team isn’t worried.

    “What happened against the West Indies was one-off,” he told ‘The News’ here at County Ground on Monday. “We have long recovered from that setback. You must have seen how our players dealt with short-pitched deliveries bowled by England. The victory against them has boosted us and I’m sure that our batsmen will give their best against Australia as well,” he added.

    Asked to comment on the wicket and whether Pakistan were unhappy with the fact that it has plenty of grass on it, Azhar stressed that there wasn’t anything to worry about the surface.

    “Yes, there is some grass on it but we are still two days away from the game,” said the former Pakistan Test all-rounder.

    Azhar, who has a rich experience of playing county cricket in England, believes looks can be deceptive. He is of the view that Taunton wicket will most likely produce a high-scoring game.

    “The wicket here is normally good for batting and this one shouldn’t be much different,” he said. “I would say that this will be a 300-run wicket.”

  2. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Sound like a perfect death trap has been set up for Pakistan.

    On contrary, what happened to that "every team is scared of Pakistan" notion?
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  3. Patriot

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Apr 26, 2011
    No matter whatever India get they will not win this WC
  5. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    Don't worry about the grass. It's actually better to bat on imo. Red dukes ball it's a different story but in a one day game the grass will help Pakistan as most of our top batsman are stroke makers especially Fakhar, Babar and Hafeez.
  6. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
  7. Disco Lemonade

    Disco Lemonade Design Artist

    Dec 17, 2009
    or maybe because india bats well and better than us and make the wicket look easy to bat on?
  8. Fireworks11

    Fireworks11 Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Sep 22, 2012
    It’s ok Sarfraz. Have confidence to defeat anyone on any pitch. Mentality.
  9. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    Naa. They're all rubbish when the ball starts doing things apart from Kohli.
  10. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Most of it happens due to BCCI's dominance in world cricket.
  11. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Pakistan to face Australia on a green-top wicket

    TAUNTON: A green-top wicket awaits Pakistan and Australia in Taunton as Pakistan Cricket team continues to practice ahead of its clash against the defending champions at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

    On Monday, the boys in green got proper training opportunity. They took the maximum advantage of it and held a three-hour long training session at the Cooper Associates County Ground here in Taunton.

    As the weather looked clear, the boys also got the opportunity to have a look at the wicket which has grass on it and seems supportive for bowlers.

    The team management is set to finalize its strategy for the game against Australia and there’s a likelihood that a team adds the fast bowling strength but a final decision would be made on Wednesday morning, ahead of the game.

    Chief selector Inzamam ul Haq was also present at Pakistan team’s practice session and was seen discussing with head coach Mickey Arthur during nets.

    The weather seems improved, but there’s still rain predicted on the match day. However, the team management is hopeful of cricket, and a competitive one, in Taunton on Wednesday

  12. KingOfDoosra

    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

    Jun 8, 2012
    What a poor comment

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