India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 2nd day November 26, 2015

'This wicket is diabolical'

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nagpur track: home advantage or pushing it too far? © BCCI

There has been plenty of criticism of the rank turner in Nagpur, where 20 wickets have fallen in the first four sessions

Wasim Akram in his Times of India column: "I think the ICC should ... get into preparing Test pitches all over the world, or start deducting points that will affect a team's ranking. Till then we will keep getting these akharas (wrestling pits) like the one in Jamtha, where the ball hardly comes on to the bat."

Jacques Kallis in his Hindu column: "Ask a spinner whether he would prefer to bowl on a decent pitch with 400+ runs on the board, or on a dry turner with just 200 on the board where he has to worry about every run, and I think most will take the first option."

Not everyone was complaining though.

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