2. Sporting Pitches
The pitches so far in this Indian home season have been pretty sporting. And if the Indian team management had any other plans for this series, it must have evaporated after what we saw at Pune. The way Australia outplayed the hosts, and adapted even better than the home side on a dust bowl in the first Test, India is not likely to prepare wickets providing excess help to spinners. And sporting pitches to a large extent can nullify Indian spin threat, thus making the contest very balanced and even. And Australia would be mighty happy to eliminate rank turners even though they were brilliant in the first game of the four-match Test series.
Players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade can be very dangerous on pitches that don’t provide exuberant turn; especially Warner can be Australia’s trump card.