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Ahmedabad pitch report for 4th IND vs AUS Test

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The pitches have been front and centre of the conversations throughout the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In fact, Fox Cricket were all over the Nagpur surface even before a ball was bowled.

Now, given Australia’s excellent victory on a raging turner at Indore – which was rated poor by the ICC – attention turns to the surface at Ahmedabad. Over 80,000 spectators, including India and Australia Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Anthony Albanese, are set to be in attendance.

The hope is the surface will do justice to the occasion.

Ahmedabad pitch report: More runs in this surface?

Louis Cameron, reporting on the series in India for cricket.com.au, confirmed that the pitch on the far eastern side of the ground will be used. The surface looks to have the most even covering of grass out of any of the four pitches so far in this series, but that might not necessarily mean that the track will suit seamers right throughout the contest.

A recent Test on this ground, back in 2021 between India and England, lasted less than two days as the spinners ran riot. This surface looks a good one to bat on, particularly early in the game. With temperatures forecast to be in the mid-late 30s right throughout the Test, the Ahmedabad pitch could break up more by day three, which makes batting first a huge opportunity for the team who wins the toss.

However, it must be noted that the team who has won the toss in this series has gone on to lose every match.

Australia captain Steve Smith said that the surface looks to be the best batting wicket of the series. He also pointed out the importance of batting first, more so than the other three Tests given the pitches, especially in Indore, aided spin right away.

“Four wickets we have seen in this Test series, and this Ahmedabad wicket is the flattest we have seen,” said Smith. “Looks to be the best batting wicket in the series so far, at least a day before the Test. Will not turn as much on Day 1 but as the game goes on, it should spin, also because it’s too hot out there.”

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