National curator exposed again?

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Did you guys watch the Aus vs Pak match yesterday? Premadasa wicket was hell! There was inconsistent bounce and ball was jumping off a good length.

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Pitch wasn't great...

Yeah, it wasn't a good pitch for such an important game. I just hope that there will be better pitches for the all important quarter and semi finals.

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Pitch wasn't gr8

i guess you guyz are not happy with the result rather then the pitch, what you guyz want a dull batting paradise indian pitch where any one can hit pitches likes these atleast balance the game between bat and bowl
love the pitch and love to see it again in semi'final :)

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guess the rolled mud stood up

guess the rolled mud stood up and bit Ponting on his backside ! Great stuff to see the Aussies biting the dust (or is it mud) at the Khettaramaya !

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I hope that the curator was

I hope that the curator was saving the good pitches for the Quarters and Semis,that was a horrible wicket

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Last time I heard, chasing

Last time I heard, chasing under lights was no longer a problem at the RPS. Remember the warm-up match against WI?

But I just watched the highlights (http://www.criconline.tv/pakistan-vs-aus...) and it was a shocker. The ball hit one of the Aussie batsmen on the glove after exploding off a good length and then Hussey got one that crawled along the ground.

This is a worry for both teams.

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@Aamer Jamal: The issue is

@Aamer Jamal: The issue is not that the wicket is helpful for bowlers; the bounce is not consistent on this track.

Even on tracks that help bowlers - like in Aus, SA or Eng - there is consistent bounce. You won't see the ball pitching on a good length and rising to reach the batsman's face and then another land in the same spot and reach the keeper at ankle height.

That's the issue here.

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Sporting Pitches

I'm always in favor of making Sporting pitches where both batsman and bowlers will get something to work with. As Hilal pointed above, you don't make a pitch with uneven bounce in order to give the bowlers some advantage, there are better ways to do that.

Ultimately a pitch like this can at times be dangerous too.

This being a major event and the future of ODI cricket being dependent on it, I won't be surprised if curators are asked to make 70% batsmen's pitches, where teams will score plenty and crowds will get more entertainment, but I still hope that Sri Lanka won't make concrete-road-like wickets though, like in India.

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