Cricket News: Twitter reactions to very green pitch in Hobart | Reactions to the very green pitch for 5th Ashes Test in Hobart
The fifth and final Ashes Test has been greeted by a green monster in Hobart. The pitch, which is difficult to differentiate from the outfield, has up to 8mm of grass which Damien Fleming described as “22 yards of kryptonite”.
It has drawn comparisons to the kind of surfaces seen in New Zealand and earlier this series at the MCG. Australia rolled England for 68 in the Boxing Day Test, with Scott Boland taking remarkable figures of 6/7 on debut. Boland is available and will be a handful on this surface, targeting an England batting lineup that has struggled badly throughout the series.
Hobart is set to host its first Ashes Test, with the 22 yards a big talking point ahead of the match. The track is perfectly set for memes and reactions. Here are some from Twitter.
Twitter reactions to green Hobart pitch for fifth and final Ashes Test
This Test is England’s final attempt to win their first Test in Australia since 2011. They haven’t got close to a victory in this series, but their confidence could be bolstered by a fighting draw last Test in Sydney.
And, of course, the conditions should provide assistance for their bowlers.