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Nothing wrong with the ball turning and bouncing from Day 1: NZ ex-cricketer Simon Doull


India was continuing from their 221 for four in 2nd test match against New Zealand and the kiwis were able to grab two quick wickets in the morning session. Ajaz Patel produced beauties to dismiss Wriddhiman Saha and R. Ashwin. And it appeared that the pitch had started to spin a lot.

While doing commentary, former NZ cricketer Simon Doull said that there is nothing wrong with the ball turning from the pitch from Day 1 and that the coaching staff and players need to figure out on how to adapt to it.

The pitch on Day 2 started to produce spin and unexpected bounce which was making life difficult for the Indian batters. Murali Kartik, while commentating with Simon Doull said that the subcontinent teams while touring abroad need to adapt to seam and swing from day one and that adaptation is necessary to survive.

Doull said that is why it is called Test Cricket as the players are required to adapt to conditions.  India often faces criticism for producing wickets which starts to turn from Day 1.

England batsmen, earlier this year were rattled by the likes of R. Ashwin and Axar Patel. The third test match between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium was finished in two days. Only 842 deliveries were bowled and the Test match was the shortest after the England- West Indies match in 1934 – 1935.

Many former England players have often criticized the spin-friendly pitches in the past. Michael Vaughan and Andrew Strauss termed the Ahmedabad pitch as ‘AWFUL’ when India defeated England by 10 wickets.

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