India vs Australia: Dharamsala curator promises 'traditional, bouncy wicket' for final Test
Insisting that there was no interference from the team management, HPCA curator Sunil Chauhan said he has prepared a typical bouncy wicket for the decisive fourth Test.
Dharamsala: Insisting that there was no interference from the team management, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) curator Sunil Chauhan on Thursday said he has prepared a typical bouncy wicket for the decisive fourth Test, starting Saturday.
"Till date I have never taken any instruction from anyone and I have always prepared wicket keeping the traditional nature of this track in mind. This will be a bouncy wicket and preferred by those who play the cut and pull shot well. Rohit Sharma got a century in a T20 International at this ground," Chauhan said on the eve of the match.
Chauhan said he is confident that pitch will last five days.
"At Dharamsala, we have always tried to provide result-oriented wicket. Even during this season's Ranji Trophy, the outcome was decided on fourth day lunch. As usual, the trend says that the pacers will get more wickets. Ishwar Pandey of MP and Ashok Dinda of Bengal got a lot of wickets in their respective Ranji matches."
Chauhan said that every season they have changed the top soil in order to keep the binding intact.
"There is a particular kind of soil found in Ludhiana which we have been using for some time now. That has helped us maintain the bind of the track," Chauhan said.
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Haynes, who had hit an unbeaten 93 in the home team's convincing nine-wicket thrashing of India in the series-opener, was taken for scans.
Head coach Matthew Mott said Vlaeminck, who did not bowl on Thursday, would be the lone player unavailable for next week's ODIs in Mackay and the ensuing Test in Gold Coast.