England's hopes of reviving the series might be in trouble after the curator at Wankhede Stadium revealed that it would be a spinning track for the fourth Test. The staff have already started shaving the grass on the surface and have reduced watering it, which points to a turning pitch.
"It should turn from second day evening, or at least by the third day. There's heavy dew these days, so we're watering the pitch less. We've cut the grass a bit too, so that the wicket bears a fresh look for the Test," Ramesh
Last year, the pitch came under scrutiny when Indian team director Ravi Shastri got into an argument with the then curator Sudhir Naik after South Africa made a record 438 runs in the final ODI against India. Adding to it, there were also complaints from Uttar Pradesh's Ranji team about the pitch being too flat after Mumbai made 610 for nine in a Ranji game last season. The first Ranji game this season between
While denying reports that he had received any instructions from the Indian team about preparing a spin-friendly pitch, Mumankar said that the pitch is made to get a fair result out of the fourth Test.
"We make batsman-friendly pitches for ODI and T20 games, but it'll obviously be different for a Test. It'll be a sporting, fair pitch, with good 'carry'. The ball will move here on the first day, as it always does here. The second day will be good for