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Pitch unlikely to turn square on Day 4,5

If the PCA insiders are to be believed,the nature of the pitch won’t really change

With two days remaining in the third Test and India 125 runs behind Australia but with 10 wickets in hand,hopes are being raised of a substantial lead that will put the Australian batsmen under pressure on a fourth or fifth day wicket. But the question needs to be asked if the wicket at the PCA Stadium in Mohali will provide the Indian spinners enough turn to trouble the Australians.

If the PCA insiders are to be believed,the nature of the pitch won’t really change. “It is dry without any grass on it. But the clay and black soil used here doesn’t break and disintegrate much,” an official told The Sunday Express.

“It will get lower and slower but won’t become a rank turner. So the bowlers will have to be patient while bowling and work their way to get wickets,” the official added.