Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
South African pacer Anrich Nortje on Tuesday said that low and slow tracks in Pakistan for the Test series is a serious challenge for fast bowlers, The News reported today.
The 27-year-old said that the conditions in Pakistan are quite different from what he experienced back home. “The tracks are low and slow, quite different from what we experienced in South Arica. But we are focusing on the final Test and hopefully would make the best use of whatever we would be offered,” he said.
While Nortje had seen the playing surface at Pindi Stadium a few days back, he said with all changes being made to it he didn’t want to look at it again until the second game.
“Now the shape of the pitch has changed quite a bit. I don’t want to see it again till the opening day of the Test,” he said.
The Rawalpindi pitch, in contrast to the one in Karachi, is known to assist fast bowlers. However, with South Africa’s struggle against spin, the grass on the pitch is expected to be shaved to make it more spin-friendly for the second Test.