First day night Ashes test, it’s probably a good thing to have something to distract from the other goings on. Quicker deck probably plays into the aussies hands more than England’s, but then any pitch type would - the only bowling area we have the upper hand in at the moment is swing. Maybe green/seaming pitch conditions. At least it’s more likely to produce a result, a dead pitch would be nightmare for the England bowlers against Smith and Warner.
Funny how close the first test was for quite a long time, but then ended up an all too predictable ten wicket win.
Two quick pitches in a row could lead to 3-0 by the time the MCG comes around, given England’s ability to play the short ball. Let’s hope the aussies get carried away.
Aus by 8 wickets or 175 runs.