Indian Express – By: Reuters | Melbourne |

Published:August 21, 2017 11:25 The Brisbane venue has long been acclaimed for the quality of its pitches, which invariably offer pace and bounce for fast bowlers.

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  • By: Reuters | Melbourne | Published:August 21, 2017 11:25 The Brisbane venue has long been acclaimed for the quality of its pitches, which invariably offer pace and bounce for fast bowlers.
  • (Source: Twitter)Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test.
  • The Brisbane venue has long been acclaimed for the quality of its pitches, which invariably offer pace and bounce for fast bowlers, turn for spinners and the possibility of big totals for batting sides.
  • “The great West Indies side were out in those days with the four big quicks and Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and the like… and I just thought, ‘what a great place to work,’” Mitchell said in comments published by state broadcaster ABC.
  • Australia play the Ashes series opener on Nov.


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