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‘Haarne se pehle hi kyu rone lag gaye’ – Fans troll Ian Healy after he talks about “Fair Pitches” in India ahead of IND vs AUS BGT 2023

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‘Haarne se pehle hi kyu rone lag gaye’ – Fans troll Ian Healy after he talks about “Fair Pitches” in India ahead of IND vs AUS BGT 2023

The four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series between India and Australia will begin on February 9 in Nagpur. The second match of the series will be played in Delhi on February 17, the third one will be played in Dharamshala on March 1, and the final test will be played in Ahmedabad on March 9.

After the completion of the BGT 2023, Men in Blue will lock horns with the Kangaroos in three-match ODI series which will be played in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and in Chennai on March 1, March 19, and March 22 respectively.

In the forthcoming Test series, India would likely have the advantage if the tracks are slow turners, but Australia will triumph on “fair” surfaces, according to former wicketkeeper Ian Healy.

I think if they produce fair Indian wickets, that are good batting wickets, to start with, (that) probably spin and spin pretty consistently but spin a long way, late in the match … we (Australia) win,” Healy was quoted as saying on ‘SENQ Breakfast’.

“I’m worried about (Mitchell) Starc and (Nathan) Lyon in the first Test … if they’re unfair wickets which I’ve seen in the last series, where balls were jumping ridiculously and sliding down low from day one, I think India play those conditions better than us,” he added.

They don’t come along as easy in India: Ian Healy

Due to the hosts’ practice matches on green tops and genuine games on spinning tracks, Australia has chosen not to play a single tour game in India throughout the month-long Test series.

Healy counseled the Australian players who lacked the experience to embrace the pressure and avoid making any mistakes on the field. “I want the players to be very aware if they are escaping that pressure (from the locals) if you’re escaping that pressure and hiding in your room using the golf simulator… I think you’ve got to do something else,” the former cricketer asserted.

“That’s an escape, you shouldn’t be doing it, you’re dodging, just be very aware of what you are feeling at any given time. Immerse yourself before you really get to deploy your technique… don’t drop catches, fielding can be difficult over there,” the 58-year-old stated.

“What happens in India, to get ten wickets, you’ll only get ten chances, whereas in Australia with bounce, carry, and speed you can create 13 chances and you can waste a couple… but they don’t come along as easy in India. I just think they have to live and breathe that pressure and have a philosophy over there,” he concluded.

Here’s how Twitter reacted on former Australian cricketer’s post:

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