The pitch ended up inviting criticism from a quantity of former cricketers like former England captain Michael Vaughan and former Australia batsman Mark Waugh.
“There is no criticism of the second Test pitch from our point of view. That’s exactly what home advantage is and you are well within your rights to utilise that. Why wouldn’t India play on pitches that turn square and upon which first innings runs are vital? They outplayed us on a pitch that they are very skilled on but one very alien to us,” Broad wrote in his column for United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.
“It’s the same as when we beat India at Lord’s in 2018: the ball swung around, and when it did it looked like a different pitch when we batted on it compared to our opposition. Why? Because we have spent 30 years playing against the ball moving through the air. India were dismissed for 107 and 130 and we won by an innings,” he additional stated.
The third Test might be performed on the new Sardar Patel stadium in Motera close to Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This would be the first worldwide match to be performed within the stadium, which after its renovation has a capability of 1,10,000 and thus turns into the most important cricket stadium on the planet. Broad stated that the gap that batsmen must cowl to stroll from the dressing room to the bottom may get timed-out dismissals into play.
“I have to say that this new stadium at Motera, the biggest in the world, is so impressive that it has a bit of an aura about it even when empty. It’s like a coliseum. From the changing room to middle is a three-minute walk and that might bring timed-out dismissals into play! One or two batsmen might have to get a little jog on to remain safe,” stated Broad.
The third match might be a day-night time Test and begins on February 24.