On Thursday, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s curator Sunil Chauhan said that the Dharamsala pitch will have good bounce. The HPCA Stadium will host the fourth and final Test between India and Australia on Saturday.

Chauhan said that he has prepared a bouncy wicket for the decisive Test as the series is tied at 1-1. “Till date I have never taken any instruction from anyone and I have always prepared wicket keeping the traditional nature of this track in mind. This will be a bouncy wicket and preferred by those who play the cut and pull shot well. Rohit Sharma got a century in a T20 International at this ground,” Chauhan said.

He was also confident that the pitch will last for five days. “At Dharamsala, we have always tried to provide result oriented wicket. Even during this season’s Ranji Trophy, the outcome was decided on fourth day lunch. As usual, the trend says that the pacers will get more wickets. Ishwar Pandey of MP and Ashok Dinda of Bengal got a lot of wickets in their respective Ranji matches.”

Chauhan said that in every season they have changed the top soil of the wicket to keep the binding intact. “There is a particular kind of soil found in Ludhiana which we have been using for some time now. That has helped us maintain the bind of the track,” Chauhan added.

The deciding Test begins on Saturday.