The Edgbaston groundsman has revealed his concerns over the state of the pitch ahead of next week's third Ashes Test.
With the series poised at 1-0 all eyes are on the next instalment in Birmingham, but Steve Rouse says inclement weather has left the playing surface looking "like jelly".
Forecasts between now and Thursday's scheduled first day offer little cause for optimism and Rouse acknowledges his team face a battle they may not win to prepare a wicket fit for five day.
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