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Jones blames `poor standards of pitches` for `few double hundreds being scored` in cricket

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Sydney – Former Australian player Dean Jones has said that the standards of the pitches could be blamed for the reason why batsmen are going on to score very few double

hundreds in Test cricket.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, there have been 3663 hundreds in Test cricket and only 172 times has a batsman gone on to reach 200.

The Adelaide Oval has given up more double hundreds than any other Test ground, with 20, the report said.

Players such as Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Javed Miandad and Marvan Atapattu have seemed to be in their own world,

Jones said.

Most of the pitches in the world today lack the bounce to play lots of shots off the back foot to hurt opposition bowlers, and reverse swing slows down scoring rates, Jones

added.

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