The first Test of the series between Pakistan and England is taking place in Rawalpindi, but the game has received a lot of negative public attention due to the playing surface. When England reached 506/4 in 75 overs on the first day of a Test match, they broke the previous record for the most runs scored in a single day. They eventually totaled 657 for the innings. Pakistan also put up a strong showing with the bat, scoring 579 runs.

Aaqib Javed, a former Pakistani bowler, spoke in-depth about the pitch conditions in Rawalpindi on Saturday. Former cricketers have also criticized the pitch for being too batting-friendly. Javed said that if Pakistan had fielded a bowler-captain, such a pitch wouldn’t have been built.

“How come England’s performance in the Test series against Australia has not been successful?” New Zealand, how are you? How does the pitch have a plan? Toh kis se banti hai, hamse nahi banti? Turning pitches in Sri Lanka exist, vhaan se banda le aaiye. (Didn’t they realise after Australia’s Test series that England and New Zealand are also slated to tour? What are our pitching strategy goals? Who will be able to make the pitches if not us? Javed said on GEO SUPER that Sri Lanka makes turning pitches and that you may contact anyone from there.

“Jab tak aap iska ek institute nahi banaayenge,” the curator said, “ki pitch banti kaise hain… hamne khud dekha hai ki Pindi ki pitch pe bounce hota hai. Toh khele bhi hai ham. Clay content is very high in this mixture. England is the case. Preparation is the key. (You must establish an institute. The pitches in Rawalpindi have bounced, and we have played there. This pitch contains sufficient clay; the key is in the preparation.

The bowler said, “Aisi dead pitch banti hai kya, fir main dekhta hu. Banegi nahi. Aisi pitch nahi banvaayega, bowler apni kamar tudvaane ke. (You appoint a bowler as captain; I’ll check to see if such pitches are delivered or not.) Such pitches would not be desired by bowlers),” Javed continued.