Virat Kohli and Team request for a particular practice: India is scheduled to play their historic Day-Night Test in Kolkata, but the hosts are going no stones unturned in Indore to make themselves for pink ball test. The first Test next Bangladesh is scheduled to be played Holkar Stadium before their date with floodlights at the iconic Eden Gardens. However, it has now revealed that India cricket team will practice under lights in Indore itself to prepare themselves for their newest Test.
“The Indian Team will be training with the pink ball following lights from 5 pm to 6 pm today (Tuesday) upon a black sight screen,” MPCA head librarian Samandar Singh Chouhan said Hindustan Times. “We have seen this request and have made the preparations accordingly.”
It earlier reported that SG had released the 1st batch of pink-balls to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last weekend. The Test match wishes not only to be the 1st Day/Night function for both the sides, but it will also mark the 1st official publication of SG pink balls.
Virat Kohli and Team request for a particular practice, In the 11 Day/Night Tests performed so far, only the Kookaburra and Dukes pink balls have used. Kookaburra also manufactured the pink balls used in India between 2016-18 seasons of Duleep Trophy.
One of the main logic for shifting to SG pink balls for the Bangladesh Day/Night Test was to avoid using two different shots for the related series. “No, it can’t be because the line has to play with the same ball. It can’t be two-different balls in the same series,” said BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
The idea after an early delivery of the balls was to support both India and Bangladesh cricketers sufficient time to prepare for their first Day/Night Test. A gap of only three days between the 1st Test at Indore and the Day/Night Test in Kolkata has helped the teams to keep individual practice sessions with the pink ball before the first Test.