India's tour of Australia: Steve Smith disappointed with WACA, Gabba pitches
All four encounters have produced a lot for the batters as bowlers have found it tough to get much help.
New Delhi: Australia skipper Steve Smith is disappointed with the flat pitches in the current ODI series being played against India which the hosts are leading 4-0.
All four encounters have produced a lot for the batters as bowlers have found it tough to get much help. All four matches have seen some big runs being scored by both sides and Smith wants the pitches to have a little bit more pace and bounce in them.
"It'd be nice if the wickets that traditionally have a little bit more pace and bounce in them, the WACA and Gabba, were able to bring back those characteristics," Smith said.
The Australian conditions had also been favourable to batsmen in the Test series against New Zealand and West Indies.
Smith added that he is disappointed to see how the pitches have played whole summer at the Gabba and WACA.
"I've been a little bit disappointed with the way they've played throughout the whole summer in the two Test matches against New Zealand on those respective pitches."
Smith also hoped that pace and bounce were brought back to WACA and the Gabba pitches which could help in assisting even contest between bat and ball.
"The wickets didn't have a great deal of pace and bounce to them which we naturally see. It'd be great if that was brought back. I think that'll make it a little bit more even between bat and ball," he added.
Australia play India in the fifth and final ODI of the series at the SCG in Sydney on Saturday.
(With inputs from PTI)