India, South Africa to Play 4th Test on ‘Competitive Test Wicket’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 | 0


Amid all the controversies concerning the nature of pitches in India, it has been revealed that the track at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi will be a competitive Test wicket. The hosts are scheduled to cross the swords with South Africa in the fourth and final Test here, beginning from December 3.

Former Indian cricketer and Delhi District Cricket Association President, Chetan Chauhan, raised the curtain regarding the nature of the pitch. He divulged that it would neither be the traditional green top, nor a rank tuner, thereby bolstering a competitive wicket for the upcoming dead rubber.

“It will not be a pacer-friendly green top wicket. During Delhi’s Ranji matches, wickets were pacer friendly but here it won’t be like that. But I can assure you that we will produce a good Test match wicket,” Chauhan told PTI (via OneIndia).

Chauhan, however, insisted upon keeping the in-depth details of the pitch and his talks with curator discreet.  “I had a meeting with Daljeet (pitch curator) but it would not be fair on my part to divulge the details of my discussion with Daljeet,” he stated.

This comes after the Nagpur (3rd Test) wicket came under the scanner for its excessive turn that saw the match wind up under three days, with India sealing the deal to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. While most of the fraternity seemed unhappy with the wicket, there were some who stood up in its defense.

It would be interesting to see the contest between the bat and ball when the match kicks-off in the capital.


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