India vs Australia Test Series: Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma have asked curators to prepare neutral pitch

Rohit Sharma

There is a tonne of excitement about the impending Border-Gavaskar Trophy among diehard cricket fans in both countries.

Given India’s track record, a spin-heavy surface will be created for the first Test, which will begin on February 9 in Nagpur.

According to reports from various media outlets, Rohit Sharma and Dravid have asked the curators to construct a neutral pitch that will assist both teams.

India may seek to construct a neutral field for a variety of reasons, including the desire to produce quality test cricket.

Another factor could be the recent difficulty of Indian hitters to play effective spin due to the introduction of T20 cricket and batters’ technique devolving more.

India’s performance against Australia could suffer if Rishabh Pant is not available for the Test format.

Even though Pant comes to bat at numbers 6 and 7, his exceptional ability to attack and neutralize bowlers in all conditions makes him a complete player in the game’s longest format.

India have been superb against Australia in last few series the most iconic being Border-Gavaskar Trophy held twice in the latter’s conditions ensured that former can beat Kangaroos at their den.

The iconic moment where Pant scored boundary to seal the series against Australia is still treat for Indian cricket fan who ardently follow the longest format of the game.