- The first match of the two-Test series between India and Bangladesh will be played at Holkar Stadium from November 14
- The focus of Team India is on the day-night test to be held in Kolkata
- With this in mind, India demanded a pink ball from the MPCA
Indore: The first match of the two-Test series between India and Bangladesh will be played at Holkar Stadium from 14 November. But Team India’s focus is on the day-night test in Kolkata. Several players, including captain Virat Kohli, practiced batting with a pink ball during Tuesday’s practice session. This will be the first day-night test for both teams. Keeping this in mind, the Indian team management had demanded a pink ball from the MPCA.
The officials provided the pink ball at the request of the players. When Virat got out to bat, he started to practise with the pink ball. Virat kept batting against the fast and spin bowlers for about 1 hour. After this Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha batted with the same ball. The Bangladesh players practiced with the red ball.
Rahane said – technique needed to play with pink ball
Regarding the pink ball, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said- It was a different experience to practice with the pink ball than the red ball. Pink ball helps fast bowlers more. Swing and seam movement are good. Spinners are less likely to get a turn. The batsmen will have to change their technique. You have to play close to the body and stop a little.