The third Test between India and England on the Narendra Modi Stadium was one of many shortest within the historical past of Test cricket, ending effectively inside two days in Ahmedabad with Virat Kohli’s facet rising victorious by 10 wickets. They at the moment are on the prime of the World Test Championships (WTC) desk with 490 factors however the International Cricket Council (ICC) can nonetheless deduct three factors from their tally in the event that they deem the pitch in Ahmedabad to be ‘unfit’ for Test cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines say that if a pitch is rated poor then the house staff would be docked three factors.
“A poor pitch is one that doesn’t even permit a good contest between bat and ball, both by favouring batters an excessive amount of, and never giving the bowlers (seam and spin) from both facet enough alternative to take wickets, or by favouring the bowlers an excessive amount of (seam or spin), and never giving the batters from both staff the chance to make runs,” ICC guidelines state.
The guidelines additional add the situations that make the pitch poor and one of many situations is about help to spin bowlers from early on. “The pitch presents extreme help to spin bowlers, particularly early within the match.”
England skipper Joe Root on Thursday (February 25) stated it’s as much as the ICC, and never the gamers, to decide whether or not the ‘troublesome’ Motera pitch is appropriate for Test cricket after his facet was crushed inside two days.
Root refused accountable the floor for England’s batting woes after the staff folded for 112 and 81 in its two innings. But he stated it’s the ICC that should think about the suitability of the pitch for Test cricket.
“I believe that this floor, it’s a really difficult one, is a really troublesome one to play on. It will not be for gamers to decide whether or not it’s match for goal or not and that’s up to the ICC,” Root stated, within the post-match press convention.
“As gamers we’re going to try to counter what’s in entrance of us as finest as we are able to,” he added.
Root was additionally requested whether or not ICC should take over pitches if it was conducting the World Test Championship, to which he stated that was a call for the ICC to make.
“That is one thing the ICC will take a look at and that’s the choice they should make. There is all the time going to (be) slight dwelling benefit. The choice is there for the ICC to make.
“But as gamers, we wish to play in opposition to the most effective, we wish to compete in opposition to the most effective in no matter situations they’re,” the England skipper added.
With Thursday’s loss, England have been knocked out of competition from the World Test championship closing as they wanted to beat India at-least by a margin of two Tests within the four-match collection.
The fourth and the ultimate Test will be performed on the identical venue from March 4.