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Adelaide surface will suit pace bowlers – Head

2nd December 2018, 17:52 by Daniel McCarthy

Australia batsman Travis Head says the conditions in Adelaide for the first Test against India will suit the fast bowlers.

The 24-year-old is very familiar with the surface at the Adelaide Oval having played there for his entire career so far for South Australia, and is now captaining the side.

The left-hander admits he is expecting the surface to initially suit the pace bowlers, but the time will come for spinners.

Head said: “In the Shield games it’s been – a bit of a new-ball wicket, but the batters have got ‘in’ once the ball’s got a bit older and been able to score runs.

“And it’s spun, so I think it’s done everything really well (and) I think it will be a good wicket all round.

“With the hot weather (35C forecast for Thursday), hopefully it’s got a lot of pace in it.

“I know (groundsman Damian Hough) Houghy is trying to get it quicker each time, and I think as the Shield season’s gone on here the wickets have become quicker.

“(Fourth innings) have been successful (for batters), but there’s been a bit of rough for spin, so I think with five days Lyno (Nathan Lyon) will come into the game.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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