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But outside those teams, most sides have struggled away from home, because the mind set that pitches away from home are doctored, so losing away from home is not a big deal. As long as you win at home.
All this mind set has created is a bunch of batsmen that are average on non traditional tracks for them.
Yes Ashwin struggled in Australia on pitches that offered little support for his type of spin bowling. He is going well on these pitches that offer support for spin bowling.
But how is that any different to Broad. The guys averages 40 odd away from home. But come next Ashes series in England, he will probably look like a world beater on the relative green tops in England. Should England start producing slower and dryer tracks, so they play better away from home or keep producing the pitches that got them to No 1 in world for short period?
End of day, it is about the batsmen working on their techniques to reduce the flaws that make them not as successful at home. Not changing the pitches to make the similar to overseas pitches. You can always pick a different bowling attack to suit a different pitch conditions.
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The WACA track no doubt was a lot faster and bouncy back in the 70s, as were all Australian pitches. But weren't Australia just producing pitches to their strength. Ashley Mallett was a good spinner, but he was no Shane Warne. Warne is reason for lack of pace on Australian pitches, compared to 70s. Also some of the bouncy quick tracks backfired when the West Indies were let loose on them.
Though I think there is something wrong with a pitch were a short of length ball is bouncing around someones head. It is just as bad as balls consistency bouncing around the ankles of batsmen. There should be consistent carry to keeper and if you pitch it short a batsmen should have an even chance of hitting you for six. That is real pitch IMO.
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Wtf, that's rubbish. A well directed short ball should not be easy to play. Would be dull as dog**** otherwise.
Look, by all means keep preparing these pitches. All it does is produce the attitude which leads to the recent away pizzlings that have been dished out. But it doesn't matter, so long as you win at home. Mindless.
Warne isn't the reason for lack of pace in pitches here. A drought which lasted the better part of a decade is
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