Andrew McDonald, the cricket team’s head coach, expresses strong opinions about the Indore surface that was used for the series’ third game.
The pitches used for the current game between Australia and India have come under heavy fire from all of the cricket experts. Team India, which was dominating the series 2-0, lost the third game by nine wickets, bringing the final score to 2-1. Rohit Sharma, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, declared that it was becoming excessive, but the discussion of the pitch persisted. Andrew McDonald, the head coach of the Australian Cricket Team, didn’t get involved in the discussion of the ICC declaration but instead focused intensely on the pitches used in the current series.
In the third test match, Team India scored 109 runs in the first session and 163 runs in the second. The Australian cricket side won the match in seven sessions thanks to six wickets taken by Matthew Kuhnemann, who had already taken five in the first innings.
After the match concluded on Friday morning, ICC Match Referee Chris Broad provided his evaluation of the Indore track, stating that “The pitch, which was very dry, did not provide a balance between bat and ball, favouring spinners from the start.”
After that, when asked to comment on the ICC’s statement, McDonald initially resisted but eventually said, “I mean, our goal is to play on the match
Our task is to deal with the situation that is in front of us, regardless of how they operate. Others will have to figure that out. Additionally, he added, “I mean, the ICC is, yes, they rate every pitch, and they rated this one as poor.” You are aware that when they give it a favourable rating, we don’t talk. So it’s up to them how they want to navigate through that. So the conditions were extreme. “I think they’ve been extreme for all three test matches.”
While talking about the match, he said that the win by the Australian cricket team in the third match gave them hope, and now their aim is to make it a draw in the final match of the series.