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What is your take on pitch doctoring?


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It's not a common feature of pitches across the world? So it's unnatural in that sense, or abnormal if you prefer a different word.

It absolutely is, to pretend otherwise is basically being a flat earther lol. It's a lot easier to make the adjustment towards pitches with lower bounce than the other way round, because it's a lot easier to bat when the ball isn't always bouncing more than what most people expect it to across the world. Just like how it's easier to bat on flat wickets vs seaming/spinning wickets. To pretend Australia is similarly disadvantaged with regards to bounce when travelling is weird, when that's never been the main issue with troubles overseas.
Ehhhh this was absolutely a problem for Australian batsmen through the 2010s when they struggled on slow pitches of every description. The old Chappellisms don't really hold; there are significant albeit subtle technical adjustments that need to be made going to slower pitches and that generation of batsmen openly struggled with them.