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Tim Paine surprised over the pitch of Edgbaston
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Tim Paine surprised over the pitch of Edgbaston

England has been home to some enthralling cricket over the last 3 months or so and now it is time for the iconic cricket rivalry- The Ashes to touch the premises of English cricket grounds. The first Test of Ashes 2019 is scheduled to be played in Edgbaston from 1st August 2019 to 5th August 2019.

Tim Paine, Australia's Test captain was surprised over the wicket conditions of Edgbaston during the pitch analysis along with coach Justin Langer. 

Tim Paine admitted that he was expecting a little bit of grass covering but the colour of pitch was totally different from what he expected.

"There will be a little bit more pace in the wicket and that might suit us", Paine added. Australia will definitely rely on pace to rattle England's batting line up. Whereas, England bowlers will tackle the Australian batsmen with a bit of seam and swing.