Home Advantage and Adjusting to Conditions

(My article for The Express Tribune, a major English newspaper in the country. Originally appeared here.)

Historically, cricket pitches in Asia had the tag of ‘lifeless’ and ‘flat’ associated with them. They’re considered as batting paradises where scores of 500 and above are regularly posted in Test matches, and taking 20 wickets is akin to climbing Mount Everest.

While it may be true in some cases, despite the notion that they’re flat, some non-Asian touring teams have often been found struggling in these ‘batting friendly’ conditions. The pitches on which Continue reading Home Advantage and Adjusting to Conditions