Feature 15 // 14 Dec 2018, 12:55 IST SHARE Before the Perth Test, there was a lot of discussion surrounding the nature of the pitch. The curator himself said that this is the bounciest pitch that India could encounter during the tour. Many former Australian cricketers and the media commented as to how the pace and bounce in the pitch will help Australian pacers in wreaking havoc on the Indian batting line up.The Indian captain Virat Kohli, never one to shy away from psychological games, too retaliated by saying that the Indian team is ‘excited’ to see ‘the green, lively Perth pitch’. Michael Vaughan also felt that the pacey Perth pitch may actually favour the Indians, with their battery of world-class pace bowlers.The debate on the nature of the pitch dominated the pre-match build-up to such an extent that there were even discussions regarding what the captain winning the toss would do. Tim Paine said that it may actually be ‘a good toss to lose’, as it may be a risky proposition to win the toss and bat on a ‘green’ pitch!However, when it came to team selection, Paine ignored the hype and went with a more conventional team… Read full this story
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