which team was denied the spin practice in the warm-up games again
I think denying a spin friendly track backfired us. We thought Eng will not get the required spin practice, but what happened was they (Eng) beleived the track as the turning track and they tried hard to get the output. And when they get a real turner they became lethal.
Of course we just don't have guys like Azhar, Dravid, Sidhu, and Ganguly who
would have knocked spinners all over the park.
This is exactly is the reason. These guys were too good against spin and we had good home record in tests. Although I never agreed that we should build only the turners for the matches here. With this we never improve our records overseas.