IND vs ENG, Benchmark Needs To Be Same For Spin & Seam-Friendly Pitches: Ravichandran Ashwin
Teams need to set benchmarks for batting on a spin-friendly pitch like the one that has been laid out for India's second Test against England at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium just as they do for a pitch that assists fast bowlers.
The pitch has been a topic of debate with commentators and former players divided on whether the conditions are fair for a five-day Test match to be played on it.
Ashwin, who picked five wickets on the second day on Sunday, said that he is not aware of the England players themselves have any complaints about the pitch.
"I do not know if they have complaints in the first place. If there are, it is quite natural for people to be taken aback when they face adverse conditions. In all honesty, in the seven days of Test cricket we have played so far, England has competed really well," Ashwin said in a virtual interaction with the media after the day's play.