Nathan Lyon opined that the pitch used for the third Test between India and England was sensible.© Twitter
Nathan Lyon hit out on the critics of the pitch that was used in the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad. The match ended inside two days with spinners selecting up 28 out of the 30 wickets that fell within the Test.17 wickets fell on Day 2 of the Ahmedabad Test as India registered a thumping 10-wicket win over the guests to go 2-1 up within the four-match sequence. The 33-year-old spinner, talking to Cricket Australia, mentioned that when groups get bowled out for low scores on a seaming wicket, there’s hardly any criticism however as quickly a turning monitor creates drawback for the batsmen, everybody begins “crying” about it.
“We play on seaming wickets around the world and get bowled out for 47, 60. Nobody ever says a thing (about the pitch),” Lyon was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“But as soon as it starts spinning, everyone in the world seems to start crying about it.”
“I don’t get it. I’m all for it, it was entertaining,” he added.
The Australian off-spinner, who has 399 Test wickets to his identify, additionally talked about that the floor used for the third Test in Ahmedabad was “brilliant” and he would really like the curator to work on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“I was up all night watching it (Ahmedabad Test). It was absolutely brilliant. I’m thinking about bringing that curator out to the SCG,” Lyon mentioned.
Australia will probably be cheering for England within the upcoming fourth Test as a win for the guests will assist them qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) ultimate.
India want a win or a draw to seal a spot within the ultimate of the WTC, scheduled to be performed on the Lord’s cricket floor.
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