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The Gabba Brisbane pitch report: Brisbane Cricket Ground pitch report for AUS vs SA 1st Test tomorrow match

Rishikesh Sharma

The Gabba Brisbane pitch report: Brisbane Cricket Ground pitch report for AUS vs SA 1st Test tomorrow match

Australia and South Africa will take on each other in the 1st test of the 3-match series at the Gabba in Brisbane. After winning against West Indies, the Australian team will be up against tougher opposition. The track is absolutely loved by the Australian team here in Brisbane.

The Australian team is almost unchanged from their last win against West Indies. Pat Cummins is back in the side, and he will be replacing the injured Josh Hazlewood in the mix. Scott Boland will be the 3rd pacer of the side, and the rest of the team is unchanged.

South African bowlers will also enjoy the conditions in Brisbane. If the batters of the side can do well, this team has the ability to beat Australia in Australia. The quartet of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Marco Jansen can create havoc in any kind of lineup.

The Gabba Brisbane pitch report

The Gabba in Brisbane is one of the few tracks in Australia that has not lost its natural behaviour. It is still one of the bounciest tracks in the world, and this game will be a battle of pacers. Both sides have some lethal pacers in their ranks, and this can be an exciting contest to watch out for.

As per the initial clicks of the pitch, this pitch looks all set for the pacers. There is going to be a lot of pace and bounce on this wicket, and it will be really difficult for the batters to adjust to the conditions. However, once set, the batters can play their shots as there is a true bounce on the wicket.

The last test played here was during the last Ashes where the Australian bowlers dominated the proceedings. Australia’s batters were great in that match, and their bowlers were on fire as well. It is clear that the Australian team loves playing at this very venue. This is a track where bowling first is also not a bad decision if there are overcast conditions.

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma


An engineering graduate and an ardent sports fan, Rishikesh Sharma is covering cricket for three years now after not making peace with a corporate life and has written more than 5000 articles. While Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the sport, Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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