Cricket Australia officials admit they have been left underwhelmed by the theme of flat wickets this summer, from the Test portion of the season to Australia and India's one-day series run feast.
A total of 671 runs were scored by the two teams in the fourth match of the series in Canberra, the third most ever in an ODI in Australia, with the contest utterly dominated by the bat until India's stunning late meltdown.
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One-day pitches are generally on the flatter side of the spectrum but even by usual standards and with Australia fielding inexperienced bowling line-ups this series has been extraordinary as both teams passed 300 in three of the four games.
After a Test summer in which only Adelaide Oval offered substantial assistance to bowlers it is a dilemma CA intends to address with groundsmen around the country.
They have a policy of not interfering directly with pitch preparation for each match but speak to curators as a group before and after every season, and are adamant there needs to be a better balance between bat and ball across the board in international games.
"In an ideal world we've got some of the best fast bowlers in the world who like it hard, fast and bouncy and we're not getting that at the moment," CA's general manager of team performance Pat Howard said on Thursday.
"We're after the old fair balance between bat and ball and the unique characteristics [of each ground]. And we do try and get the domestic cricket to try and mirror the Test stuff so we'll have to sit down and do that at the end of the year and make sure we get those better aligned. The balance probably hasn't been as good as we'd like this year."
It is a sentiment that echoes comments made last week by Brett Lee, who bemoaned the lack of bounce and sideways movement for bowlers in this ODI series.
"I think this is where I start crying. I've been really disappointed ... disappointed with the Australian pitches," Lee told the website Cricbuzz.
"I'm at the stage now where you can only say it so many times ... that you think it's a flat wicket. You also don't want people to think you're an ex-fast bowler and you want green pitches. We're not saying that. We're just saying that we want something that's competitive."
Speaking at a reception at Admiralty House ahead of the inaugural Governor-General's XI women's match against India at Drummoyne Oval on Friday, Howard maintained that CA's relationship with the game's curators "has never been as good" despite the trend this summer.
However, he said he felt for the likes of Australian newcomers Joel Paris and Scott Boland making their first steps in international cricket in an ODI series so heavily weighted towards batsmen.
"Let's not get lost. The ODIs have been great games. Great chases," Howard said. "But I think it's been a very hard introduction for a few of these blokes to international cricket. On two things: the pitches, but also the talent. The Indian batsmen are absolutely wonderful players."
Meanwhile, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is in doubt for Saturday's fifth match of the series against India at the SCG after taking a knock to his right knee at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.
Australia lead the series 4-0.