Motera likely to escape ICC sanctions as final Test pitch promises high scores


The Motera monitor might have acquired plenty of flak after the pink ball Test ended inside two days however it’s unlikely to appeal to any extreme sanctions from the sport’s governing physique ICC with the pitch for the final recreation set to be a batting magnificence.

With India 2-1 up within the four-Test sequence and needing a draw to qualify for the World Test Championship final at Lord’s from June 18-22, one other turner is presently out of query as the house group might be aiming to take minimal dangers as far as the monitor is anxious.

“Expect a good hard surface which will be firm and even bounce. It will be a batting beauty and since its a traditional red ball match, one can expect a very high scoring contest here from March 4-8,” a senior BCCI official privy to the developments advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

Also the BCCI bigwigs together with the group administration understands the truth that one other mud bowl gained’t augur properly for the brand new venue which is anticipated to host plenty of vital matches throughout IPL as properly as ICC T20 World Cup.

“If there are two matches played at the same venue, you can’t hold one result in isolation. Let the final Test be over and then only based on match referee Javagal Srinath’s report can ICC decide its course of action. Also as of now, the England team hasn’t lodged any official complaint,” the BCCI official stated.

If there was one good and one dangerous pitch on the identical venue, the ICC is unlikely to take any motion. While India can be proud of a 3-1 margin, they won’t require a end result oriented turner as a draw would suffice their function.

Also the Indian group administration doesn’t need to put together a monitor that may ideally backfire on them in a really high-stake recreation of cricket.

“The pink ball Test went well because it was more about the ball and the way it skidded rather than the pitch which many English former greats are panning. It was straight deliveries that they couldn’t counter. But having said that these kind of tracks have a tendency to backfire and BCCI is well aware of that,” he stated.

The group mixture for the following Test might be an attention-grabbing one after Jasprit Bumrah was launched from the squad due to private causes.

Mohammed Siraj has a greater likelihood than Umesh Yadav of being Ishant Sharma’s new ball associate, whereas it’s anticipated that every one three spinners might be computerized picks.

Washington Sundar’s superior batting abilities would possibly are available very useful within the center order for the final Test match.




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