WACA pitch to offer plenty of bounce to pacers: Curator

WACA is set to host the third of the four-match Test series between Australia and India, starting January 13 Getty Images

Perth: Jan 8, 2012

The beleaguered Indian cricket team is in for a tough time at the dreaded WACA pitch during the third Test against Australia as the curator of the world’s fastest track has promised plenty of bounce for the pacers.

India is down 0-2 in the four-match series with the team’s batsmen rattled by Australia’s incisive pace attack on the relatively easy tracks of Melbourne and Sydney.

WACA Ground curator Cameron Sutherland’s assertion means more trouble awaits for the struggling Indian batsmen.

“We think it will play pretty similar to last year against England, where it had a bit of colour and had a bit of grass on it,” Sutherland was quoted as saying by ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.

“It’s kind of a different grass we’ve used over the last couple of years. It’s really fine.

“So even if you leave grass on it and it has a bit of colour in it, it doesn’t seam excessively. It just gives a bit to the new ball and then it settles into a pretty good batting wicket,” he added.

Sutherland, however, refused to say whether the teams should consider all-pace attacks for the match, starting January 13.(PTI)