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Salman Butt compares pitches in India and Pakistan
By SMCS - Mar 13, 2022 3:38 pm
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Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt was disappointed with the way Pakistan have dished out another slow pitch for the second Test in Karachi against mighty Australia. They completely dominated Pakistan on the opening day, scoring 251/3 as well whereas they put up over 500 runs on the second day as well. However, he also compared that pitch with the pitch used for the India-Sri Lanka Test series.

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Pakistan Test team

Salman Butt said in a video on his YouTube channel about the Bengaluru pitch: “(The game in India) There, the bowlers are getting enough help from the pitch. Due to this, the batters have had to adjust their game in such a way that they should score as many runs as possible since there will be one good delivery that will get them out.”

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He further added: “We don’t have any such option for our bowlers. Poor Nauman Ali had to once again bowl Steve Smith from outside leg-stump as he got him out in the last Test. Even Sajid was on many times pitching the ball outside leg-stump to Khawaja. This takes LBW out of the equation and you just hope that the batter makes some mistakes. This is not attractive cricket.”

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India vs Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, Salman Butt was also impressed with the way Shreyas Iyer batted on a rank turner as well. The 27-year-old scored a stunning 92 runs and helped India get to a decent competitive total of 252 as well. The veteran has also opened up on Rishabh Pant’s contribution with the bat and the way he countered attacked the Sri Lankan spin attack as well.

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“Shreyas Iyer played a really good innings and is a compact player. I read somewhere that he has a first-class strike rate of 80-plus, which is very difficult to maintain consistently. Before him, Pant scored a quickfire 30-odd. These two have given India a huge advantage,” Salman Butt concluded.

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