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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Oh man, my memory.
    Dont blame you dude. A lot of us were trying to forget that series. In 3 of those innings we only faced about 30 overs. we had no answers for their spinners. I suspect SA will retaliate with some quick wickets in the two upcoming tests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakey_ZA View Post
    Dont blame you dude. A lot of us were trying to forget that series. In 3 of those innings we only faced about 30 overs. we had no answers for their spinners. I suspect SA will retaliate with some quick wickets in the two upcoming tests!
    We're playing in durban and PE.

    the slowest tracks in sa.

    I must admit I'm not impressed with the Centurion/Wanderers pitches we had.

    Where are the 400+ run pitches they used to be? with pace and bounce.

    Now they look like they are trying to be Newlands 2.0, uneven bounce, seam and reverse swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakey_ZA View Post
    Dont blame you dude. A lot of us were trying to forget that series. In 3 of those innings we only faced about 30 overs. we had no answers for their spinners. I suspect SA will retaliate with some quick wickets in the two upcoming tests!
    And deservedly so. Our wickets, our rules

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    Last I heard, St Georges' pitch was offering good pace and bounce. Has taken a while since Kepler left, but it seems they have a square that offers the best of both now.

    Edit: also worth noting that the coastal air can slow things down quite a bit ito bowling pace. More so after the measuring point (which is very close to the bowler's release point) i.e. by the time it reaches the batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deszn View Post
    And deservedly so. Our wickets, our rules
    ICC are currently looking into having neutral curators prepare the test wickets. I believe they are trialing it in India in the provincial games.

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    ICC are currently looking into having neutral curators prepare the test wickets. I believe they are trialing it in India in the provincial games.
    It seems like the pitches are being over-prepared by the home nations, it is hard to decide who is the best country at the moment.
    I would like to see a more neutral direction to pitch preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterc View Post
    It seems like the pitches are being over-prepared by the home nations, it is hard to decide who is the best country at the moment.
    I would like to see a more neutral direction to pitch preparation.
    This is why I'd love to see a test cricket world cup tour.

    Top 6 teams in one country for 2 months. Team with most test wins = winners (ICC to prepare pitches in said country)

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    I like it. It would be a better yardstick of cricket quality.

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