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Vengsarkar wants bouncier Indian pitches

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dilipIndia should prepare bouncy pitches to help their young fast bowlers and batsmen become accustomed to overseas conditions, chief cricket selector Dilip Vengsarkar has said.

Indian pitches are characterised by low bouncing, spin-friendly conditions, which also give batsmen an advantage and are not prevalent outside of Asia. Vengsarkar, a former India captain, also wanted all of the Ranji Trophy national championship matches played on neutral venues to allow curators the freedom to prepare more lively pitches instead of ones that would give the home side an advantage, the Indian Express daily reported on Monday.

“We need to have more bouncy wickets…, all Ranji matches should be played at neutral venues,” he was quoted as saying. “There is no pressure on curators when matches are played on neutral venues. We can offer sporty wickets,” added former India player Dhiraj Parsana, who is now a pitch curator.

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