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I think you find as biased indian mentioned they have tired to produce more seamer friendly pitches in domestic cricket and matches were lasting 2-3 days. Same thing happened in Sri Lanka and medium pacer bowling 110-120km/h were dominating not the fast bowlers.
You kind of need dry pitches on SC for games to last five days.
It is easy to say in practice you need varying pitches, but you can only produce pitches with the conditions available.
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There's different types of turning pitches though. The SCG was a turner, but that was because it had green grass on it which allowed the ball to grip and rip. It would mean the ball would bounce more. Sub continent pitches just don't have grass, so they're more conducive to off spin bowling because it will keep low and when you're spinning it into the stumps LBW's and bowleds are a big chance.
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Anyway, I'm done. Early start, weather pending. Ftr we've got a cracking kid in the junior side who's a leggie of Indian extraction and he turns it a mile. 11 years old and already has a wrong un too.
When we had two quality spinners in MacGill and Warne it was almost a given to play both at the SCG.
I still think the SCG is the best cricket wicket in the world. Has something for seam bowlers, spinners and batsmen and always produces a result, usually on the fifth day.
Just needs more shade in the O'Reilly stand imo.
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