5 toughest Pitches to bat on

In today’s cricket where the bat is clearly dominating the ball more than ever, there are still some grounds in the world that are bowler’s heaven. Be it green tracks where fast bowlers threaten to break any batting line-up by pace and bounce, or be it spin friendly tracks which leaves batsmen confused, there are still some tracks that helps bowlers dominates the game.We take a look at some pitches that are toughest to bat on.

Wanderers, Johannesburg

Considered as one of the fastest tracks in the World, Wanderers is famous for providing extra pace and bounce to the bowlers. For fast bowlers, it is one of the best tracks. To add more assistance to the bowlers, the winds and the altitude of the city assists bowlers further. The final test between South Africa and India saw the spitting fire in the pitch, so it is astonishing to see how little grass at the Wanderers could make bowlers rule the game.

WACA, Perth

The pitch of WACA Perth is among the fastest and is often considered as the piece of concrete. It is the same ground where Sir Curtly Ambrose tormented Australia in 94-95 test series when he took 6 wickets in his spell by conceding just 1 runs. The pitch offers pace and bounce and due to the hot weather of Perth which led the cracks appears on the pitch further assists bowlers further.

Sabina Park, Kingston

Although West Indies Cricket is not at the same level as it once was, the pitch of the Sabina Park in the city of Kingston, Jamaica is one of the toughest pitch to bat on. If the bowling attack is full of pacers and seamers, the pitch of Sabina Park provides much assistant to them. To make matters even more complicated, the uneven bounce and the subtropical weather and winds helps the bowlers further.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk

Apart from fast pitches, there are some spin friendly tracks in the world that make the batsmen’s survival even bleaker. One such is the pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai. It is often said about this pitch that if a team cannot play spin attack, it cannot survive on the pitch of Chidambaram ground. The humid weather of the Chennai also makes pitch even slower which makes batsmen hard to play spin attack.

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

In the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra lies the home ground of Vidarbha Cricket Association. Although it is often considered as the best Stadium in India, it is also among the toughest spin tracks in the World. The hot weather of the city bakes the ground which makes pitch hard to bat on. There have been many occasion, where more than 10 wickets fell in one single day. The stadium is relatively new and the first ever test match was played between India and Australia in 2008, which India won by 172 runs.


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