Originally Posted by Prince EWS
Indeed. Lets not forget the Gabba pitch we saw a couple of seasons back when New Zealand toured.
India 03/04 too; pissed down all week, Zaheer Khan picked up 5 on a pitch where it was hard to differentiate the cut portion from the uncut portion, (ooer, missus, etc.* ).
Mind you, the Gabba ground has awesome drainage (QLD'ers know what they're doing when it comes to a deluge) so if the weather fairs up, the ground will dry out and the pitch will probably flatten quickly. Whether you bat first and endure a seamer's paradise on day 1 or bowl first and take advantage of good conditions will probably depends on the forecast for the week following Thu.