IND vs AUS: Fox Cricket Stirs Up Pitch Drama Before Delhi Test

IND vs AUS: Fox Cricket news website is at it again: the Australian media house once again put the pitch in their headlines to create more stir ahead of the Delhi Test, the second Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series which India lead 1-0 following their massive win in Nagpur.

India outbowled and outbatted Australia in the first Test in Nagpur, winning the Test inside 3 days with a huge margin of an innings and 132 runs. Following this win, India have become the number ranked ICC Test team.

When is the second IND vs AUS Test?

The second Test will start on February 17, Friday, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

As Virat Kohli’s hometown braces itself to host the important second Test, Fox Sports claimed that the Australian journalists were not allowed near the pitch and to take photos by the Delhi pitch curators.

“India unsuccessfully tried to stop photos being taken of the second Test pitch in Delhi,” wrote Fox Cricket in the headline of their piece.

Going into the article, there is a brief mention of the Australian media not being allowed to take photos, before the article mocks the curators that eventually the photographers and journalists took images of the centre pitch from the stands.

“For the second straight match in the Border-Gavaskar Series the pitch itself is under the spotlight with curators at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi trying to ban Australian media from taking photos, like they did in Nagpur,” the article read in Fox Cricket.

“The Age reported a man was wrongly accused of taking the pictures of the first Test pitch that went viral as ground staff told Aussie journalists to move all the way to the boundary, then told them they could not take photos there either.

“This was somewhat pointless given the stands were open and a photographer for Getty Images took at least one clear snap of the pitch on Wednesday.”

IND vs AUS Delhi pitch. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Fox Cricket was trolled brutally by Indian fans for their choice of headline and words, trolling the Australian media house for once again crying up already regarding the pitch. Before, during and after the entire first Test, Fox Cricket had put up articles regarding the Nagpur pitch, which off-spinner Todd Murphy said had no demons in it for the batters, while the Aussies crumbled for 177 and 91.

Another spin-friendly pitch is to be expected in Delhi. But the Indian batters showed in Nagpur how if the batter applies himself well, run-scoring is totally possible on such difficult tracks.

Australia meanwhile are hoping for Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc to get fit from their finger injuries. India already have received a boost in the form of Shreyas Iyer, who has been declared fit, and is likely to replace Suryakumar Yadav in the XI.