Surely you produce a pitch that plays to your own teams strength and in this circumstance gives you the chance of the win you need. Would have been pointless Somerset producing a flat wicket and each team scoring 600.
I'm sure Middlesex weren't complaining when Patel took 7 wickets in the first Somerset innings as we collapsed from 206-4 to 236 all out.
Crikey Mate! This snake looks angry, lets poke it with a stick.