Former Aussie cricketer Glenn McGrath speaks about current Australian pitches

Speaking to Times of India (TOI), Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath expressed his thoughts on the current Australian pitches, comparing them these days to back when he was playing. McGrath also spoke about ‘fear factor’, something that is commonly associated with playing against Australia in Australia.

He said, “There is not going to be the fear factor like Aussies pitches had in terms of pace and bounce. The pitches now are not as quick and bouncy but they are still quicker than India. We used to hear from the Indian camp that they used to worry about the bounce. Now the batsmen don’t tend to play with fear anymore with T20 cricket coming in. When I started in ’93, each pitch in Australia had a character. WACA was quick and bouncy. Sydney took turn. Adelaide went up and down on day 4 and 5. You got reverse swing at Gabba. MCG had its character. That made the Australian team so strong because we could adapt. By the end of my career, every pitch in Australia was identical. That made an impact on the next generation of cricketers. I was disappointed.”


McGrath took 51 Test wickets in 11 matches against India at an average of 18.65

Australia will host India for 3 ODIs, 3 T20s and 4 Tests starting from November 27 to January 18.