Originally Posted by Prince EWS
These (or at least the ones we've seen in the Carribean of late - I'm not going to judge the pitches for this tournament until I've seen them) aren't really bowler-friendly though; they're just batsman-unfriendly. They don't make it easier to bowl genuinely wicket-taking balls; they just make it a lot harder for natural strokeplay. That's not a good thing.
Yep, spot on. They don't enhance, only hamper. They make batting hard but give the bowlers nothing too.
The two first games were fairly low scoring; when a batting line-up like the WI can only score 130-odd against Ireland......