Brabourne Pitch- Whats your Opinion?

@poona_m (336)
December 2, 2009 11:33am CST
The Brabourne pitch being used after more than 3 decades has the characteristics of a true Indian pitch. The ball turning from Day 1. And the good bounce is helping the bowlers set a more attacking field and use their wit to outdo the batsmen. What is your opinion about this pitch? should such pitches be promoted or should pitches suited for matches to be dragged to day 5 be prefered? I believe even though this match may not go to the last days play the contest would be entertaining to watch. The big names in both teams will have the pressure to perform on a pitch assisting bowlers. The pitches in the first two matches were almost boring till Sreesanth put some life into the match in Kanpur. Such pitches would ensure a result. But when teams who cannot play spin well tour our country then such pitches would be critisized as the opponents would be bundled out for a very low total and the match would turn out to be a no contest. BUt with teams like SriLanka and Pakistan, who play spin well such pitches would be a great treat to play on and watch matches played on. Please share your thoughts.
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• India
3 Dec 09
Yes i agree with you Brabourne pitch has something both for FAst bowler as well as spinner. Ball start turning from First session of First day. then I can't imagine about the last day pitch. But Srilankan should not be worried about this, First they are batting first and already they put good total on the board after 1st day. Secondly They are used to play on these type of pitches as srilanka also has same type of pitches. Thirdly, Srilankan batsmen play spinners very well. So, I am thinking we will strong encounter in 3rd test match.