Simon Doull disappointed with Pakistan's Test pitches
New Zealand players on their way after a tiring day of bowling on Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Karachi (Source: Twitter)
Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has expressed his disappointment over the quality of pitches in Pakistan for the ongoing Test series against New Zealand.
Pakistan cricket has received huge criticism in the recent past for the quality of pitches that have been offered for Test matches in the country.
Be it against the Australia last year and now for the Test series against New Zealand, the pitches on which the matches are played do not have much help for the fast bowlers. As a result, the matches played on these pitches lacked excitement and have been a series of snoozefest for the fans.
Doull urges PCB officials to ‘keep their noses out’ of cricket pitches
Speaking on the pitch side show during the Day 3 of second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, Simon Doull asked PCB to allow the curators to do their job.
"It offers nothing. There is no grass on it. There is no seam movement, and there is no carry. Let the ground staff do their job properly. The people above, the hierarchy, have just got to leave their noses out of it,"
The reputed Kiwi commentator further added that PCB should produce more lively pitches for Tests as they do for their domestic first class matches.
"You pick guys like Mir Hamza who have terrific first-class numbers but get to bowl on this road. You can’t expect them to do the same job that they're doing at the first-class level if you're going to produce these types of surfaces.”
It is high time Pakistan Cricket looked into the matter of the pitches in Tests as soon as possible. The pitch used in Rawalpindi for Tests against England has already received below average rating from International Cricket Council (ICC) for the second time last month.
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