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Different Types of Pitches in Cricket

You must have heard about how various cricket pitches provide assistance to various types of cricket players. However, did any of you wonder why does this happen? What is so peculiar about these wickets or pitches that it helps a particular type of player? Here is a brief intro about these pitches.

The Flat Track

Also referred to as the dead track, these tracks are actually dead. there’s nothing for bowlers here. Even the last grass has been rolled, the surface has been compacted & the last drop of moisture has been taken out. Bowlers can’t create any sort of surprise for the batsmen here. If you’re a mean batsman then it is the perfect place to become a flat-track bully. this sort of tracks converts both batsmen & bowlers into perfect run machines.

The Green Track

Grass on the pitch means uneven bounce. there’ll be less friction between bowl & track. Less friction means more speed. Also, there’ll be less abrasion, thus, the bowl will remain new for a protracted time & the bowl’s seam will remain intact (what more a quick bowler wants). it’s a graveyard for batsmen & an ideal place for a pacer to become a green track bully.

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The Dusty Track

The surface is loose & dusty here. The bowl will literally grab the soil. A spinner can do magic here. because the pitch will literally grip the bowl, it’ll be impossible to pre-calculate the angle of rotation & direction of the spinning bowl after its contact with the track. Perfect place to become a spinning track bully. During test matches, the highest surface of a flat track will gradually crumble during the 4th, 5th day & will eventually become a dusty track.

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