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India are putting out slow, low turners that suit their style of play, says Mark Taylor

Written by Toshi Pawar

Former Australia batter Mark Taylor has said that India are putting out slow, low turners that suit their style of play. India is all set to face Australia in Indore after taking a 2-0 lead in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series.

Speaking to Wide World of Sports, Taylor said the pitches in India are unique and they are putting out slow, low turners which suit their style of play.

“The conditions in Australia are different. Yes, the Australian side goes there more often these days with the IPL. But the pitches there are unique. There is not a doubt about that. They are putting out slow low turners, which suit their type of play. And we are not used to playing on those types of pitches,” said Taylor.

“We went over there with a mentality to be positive to take it on, be aggressive which is not a bad mentality to have. But you’ve got to have a technique for that. The execution was poor in the second Test,” Taylor added.

The former cricketer looked back when he faced India during his playing days, saying even they lost by a huge margin as the game moves ahead very quickly in Indian conditions.

“I did not play a lot of Test matches in India. In 1998, we got beaten in the first test at Chennai in a pretty good game. Second Test, we played at Eden Gardens and got absolutely hammered. It’s not unique what has happened to the Australian team, it’s happened in the past too. We got beaten by an innings and 220 runs in Eden Gardens. It’s not too much fun. That’s what happened this time. All the sudden, you find the game moves ahead very quickly,” said Taylor.

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