India vs Australia 2017: All you need to know about the third Test in Ranchi
#4 Another bowler-friendly pitch in the offing
A couple of days ahead of the game, the pitch appeared as if it was baked by coal and not under the sun. With the surfaces in Pune and Bengaluru receiving a scathing assessment from the ICC, this one has come under the scanner even before a single ball has been bowled.
From the image above, the epicentre can be seen sporting a dark brownish look. Amidst allegations of the home team getting to choose the track from three options, this one is likely to offer turn right from the outset.
As with the first two matches, the toss assumes extra significance in Ranchi too. Soaring temperatures are further expected to heat up the action right throughout the Test.