BCCI requested specific for pink ball ahead of Day-Night Test



Author 2019-11-03 15:50:12

As the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) prepares to conduct its first day / night test in less than a month, the focus is now on how the pink ball behaves. The BCCI has asked SG, the maker of red cricket balls in India, to provide 72 new balls for a friendly match against Bangladesh, which will start at the Eden Gardens from 22 November.


TOI has learned that the Indian team management has asked for balls that behave like red balls in India. SG director Paras Anand confirmed the development and told TOI, "We have received comments from the players and are looking at making the pink ball as red as possible."

The main problem with the pink ball is to maintain the color and shape of the ball. In this case, maintaining a backswing is a major challenge, a phenomenon that is a complex part of the Test cricket game in this part of the world.


He said: "The red ball is a dark color, it can help sway the players throughout the day, the pink ball is already shining and we are working on balance." Anand revealed. The balls would be the traditional clear seam games.


As soon as the regular lacquer of the red ball closes, teams usually move to one side of the ball, while the other side loses its color and becomes confused.

The leadership of the Indian team has also attacked the Indian camps at an aggressive pace, and the response has played a key role in the pacemaker performance. Since Aiden Pitch is likely to have more grass than usual and some effect of dew at night, spinners are not expected to play a major role.


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