Langer Hoping For Quick Perth Surface

Langer Hoping For Quick Perth Surface

Australia coach Justin Langer is hoping for a fast pitch when the new Perth Stadium hosts the second Test with India on Friday.

The Burswood venue has replaced the iconic WACA as Western Australia’s premier ground for international cricket and fans will witness the inaugural five-day match at the nation’s newest Test ground later this week.


The WACA pitch was known as the quickest and bounciest around, with bowlers such as Baggy Greens paceman Mitchell Johnson enjoying conditions.

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It is not known how the new surface will behave as it has witnessed little cricket to date, but Langer would love to see a traditional Perth pitch as his men try to hit back from defeat in Adelaide last time out.

“I’m really fascinated and can’t wait to see what the wicket brings,” he told AFP. “There’s only been one four-day game in its history.

“I went and watched a bit of the New South Wales versus Western Australia game – there was certainly some pace and bounce there. We’ve also seen some pace and bounce in it during the one-dayers and T20 game.”

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