Michael Vaughan: ‘Test match cricket pitches in India are boring’

The pitches are far too favourable for batsmen than bowlers, says the former England captain.

The pitches so far in the Test series have been full of runs.   -  K. R. Deepak

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Friday criticised the Test match pitches in India, terming the tracks as “boring” and heavy loaded in favour of the batsmen. According to Vaughan, Test match pitches in India offer lop-sided contests.

“Test match cricket pitches in India are boring. The first three-four days the contest is far too in favour of the bat, needs more action for the bowler. My thought of the day,” Vaughan tweeted.

Vaughan made the comments during the ongoing Test series between India and South Africa.

 

The first Test between the two teams saw batsmen dominate the proceedings in the first four days. India put up a mammoth total of 502 after which South Africa posted 431 in the first innings. India eventually won the match by 203 runs.

In the second Test in Pune, the Indian batsmen have again made merry, captain Virat Kohli hitting his seventh double-century and opener Mayank Agarwal his second century.