Boring, bore-fest, belter – these were the terms coined when the bat did all the talk in a few of the Test matches in India. Rank-turner, unfit, poor – these are the terms, now used in the context of the pitch when the bowlers have started to rule the roost.
If batsmen do well, pitches become boring, if bowlers do well, pitches again become the culprit and are even termed ‘unfit’. So, where should the pitches go? They play well, they become boring, they turn and they become useless. Why not decide on one thing and stick to the same?
What has happened in the series thus far?
Take for example the ongoing series, England won the toss in the first match of the series, they piled on runs, big first innings score, the scoreboard pressure meant the home side fell well short of their total. The match went till the fifth day, but produced a result, in favour of the visitors, so obviously no complaints.
Come to the second Test, it starts to turn from Day 1. Even with all…