The Telegraph – Pitches are now better in April but it has not made any real difference in terms of wins by the away teams.
- In Test cricket home advantage is a growing problem.
- But this is mainly down to the fact teams have little time prepare for Test matches.
- Players are often switching from Twenty20 or white ball cricket to the Test game with little time to adjust and this is more of a problem for touring teams playing in alien conditions than for those at home.
- England have held talks with Cricket Australia about trying to address one sided Ashes series.
- England played three four day games before the first Test in Brisbane but did not face any real pace.