Tweets of the Week: Trent Bridge tarmac

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Former England cricketers vast and varied – and other international players – expressed concern at the rather placid nature of the Trent Bridge pitch on day one of England's Test series opener against India.

Former England cricketers vast and varied – and other international players – expressed concern at the rather placid nature of the Trent Bridge pitch on day one of England's Test series opener against India…

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seriously flat wicket….to get 4 wickets and go at under 3 an over on a pitch like that is canny effort 👍👍👍</p>&mdash; Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) <a href="https://twitter.com/benstokes38/statuses/486948216492265472">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What a flat uninspiring track this is, surely the quicks have to have a sniff days 1 & 2? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMoodyCricket/statuses/486826724873621505">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ball bouncing twice before it reaches the keeper on day 1 before lunch…. Shocking pitch,.. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/statuses/486843469407977472">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>400 is minimum on this pitch .. It's a bloody beauty,… <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/statuses/486830478948061184">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Terrible pitch… Exactly what the Test game doesn't need…. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/statuses/486843170240868352">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>India are well known to bring a lot of resources on tour. Didn't think they could bring the pitch too.</p>- Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimmyNeesh/statuses/486843137273245697">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>…would messers "Pace" and "bounce" please make themselves known at the Trent Bridge reception area…</p>- Andre Adams (@AndreAdams) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreAdams/statuses/486841193129455616">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Looks like it could be a bit of a run fest at Trent bridge <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- Stuart Meaker (@SMeaker18) <a href="https://twitter.com/SMeaker18/statuses/486836876155056129">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is going to be a long couple of days in the dirt for Eng. These guys are very hard to get out once they get in. Big runs on the way.</p>- Dimi Mascarenhas (@dimimascarenhas) <a href="https://twitter.com/dimimascarenhas/statuses/486837876118679552">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not sure the England bowlers will be happy with a slow Trent Bridge wicket. Think the Indian batsmen will be though. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EngvInd?src=hash">#EngvInd</a></p>- matt maynard (@mattmaynard25) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattmaynard25/statuses/486832556793679872">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not sure England camp will be happy with the lack of live green grass on the pitch. No home advantage at all.</p>- Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) <a href="https://twitter.com/StewieCricket/statuses/486807060353646593">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good toss to win at TB. India bat first on what looks an excellent batting strip. If the sun stays out all day bowling could be hard work!</p>- Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) <a href="https://twitter.com/StewieCricket/statuses/486806816224186368">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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