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Qadir criticises pitches prepared by India for Australia Tests

Press Trust of India |March 26, 2013, 10:40 PM IST
Qadir criticises pitches prepared by India for Australia Tests

Lahore: Former Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir has criticized the pitches prepared by Indian curators for the recently concluded Test series against Australia.

"It is true that Test cricket is supposed to be a test of the batsmen and bowlers who must show the required skills to adapt themselves in different conditions and pitches but to ask any touring team to play on surfaces where the ball turns square on the first day is not justified," Qadir said on Tuesday.

The master spinner said he was disappointed to see the quality of some of the pitches prepared in the series. "I think there needs to be some definite policy and guidelines from the ICC and it's member boards on preparation of pitches for tests in any country," Qadir said.

"Even on Pakistan's recent tour to South Africa most of the pitches were not even and double paced," he pointed out. Qadir said India deserved to be 4-0 winners as they had played the better cricket than Australia.

"But as a former player and spinner. I don't think it is fair that any batsman should be asked to play spinners who are turning the ball square from the first day of a match or you have surfaces where the bounce is uneven and there is a puff of dust most of the time a ball is bowled," he said.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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