My comment about SSC pitch on Cricinfo

My comment about SSC pitch on Cricinfo
SSC pitch records with class bowlers
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kushan1987's picture
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& out of that 5 draws i dunno how many games are washed out because of rain

Jagath Perera's picture
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good one kush :)

kushan1987's picture
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thanx :)

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SSC used to be one of the only wickets with good pace and bounce...

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SSC should need a Murali for a change...Spot on Kushan

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Murali was one of a kind, we can't pull out his records and argue that SSC was a sporting wicket. I think it has gotten worse and with Murali's retirement,(Chaminda's to some extent as well) it has been even more highlighted.

We don't have Murali or anyone close to that caliber, so we need better, sporting pitches, not roads like these.

Most importantly, pitches like these will give our greats, Mahela and Sanga with outstanding records, the tag 'flat track bully' and undo all their hard work! The curator needs to do something and unless the pitch isn't improved, then we shouldn't play there and sacrifice home advantage!

Pakistan's batting struggled so much in Galle that it's plain obvious how much this pitch assists batsmen. All their struggling batsmen got big scores. SSC may have been a fortress for Sri Lanka but it might not be in the future.

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@ROAR OF LANKA lol yeah SSC badly need a murali , but u never know a result is still possible without murali ;)
@Sanki8OH8 i don't think a curator will ever encourage to produce a sporting wicket in SL after that galle fine , why do you need to choke your self and get a pitch ban when you can produce a nice flat track and secure ur job?

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@Kushan, yes you have a point, ICC must take some blame for this pathetic trend and for not setting the right standards, but I must add that you don't need to go and make a pitch like the one we're talking about (even though I'm a big fan of 'rolled mud') to create a sporting track.

The pitch at the P. Sara is a great example to a sporting wicket that would have provided the stage for a great contest. Sadly it wasn't to be! If this was played there, this Test match would have made some sense. I'd go as far as to say that the series would have been 2-0 instead of 1-0.

(Last edited by Sanki8OH8 on July 4, 2012 - 12:53)

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