England vice-captain Ollie Pope stated that his team won’t complain if the pitches in India turn from Day 1 during the upcoming five-match series, commencing on January 25 in Hyderabad.
“In England we might leave more grass on the pitch to suit our amazing seamers, so it’s no surprise if India do the same to suit their spinners. And I actually think low-scoring Test matches are pretty amazing to watch,” he was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“I saw a fair bit of South Africa versus India and it was great: guys scoring seriously tough runs and the ball flying through. The scores could be similar in India but if the pitches spin from ball one we won’t be complaining. It’s about finding a method to combat it.”
England vice-captain Ollie Pope acknowledges that the pitches will be a massive talking point during the Test series against India, emphasising that both teams will be playing on the exact same surface.
“There will be a lot of outside noise. And pitches can be a massive talking point. But you have to remember the two teams are playing on the exact same wicket, so we just need to be as well equipped as we can.”