India Likely To Play Day-Night Test Against Bangladesh
Team India, who came off an outstanding victory recently is likely to play their first-ever pink-ball Test match against Bangladesh. Notably, the neighbours will visit India to play three T20Is followed by two Test matches starting from November 14.
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli & Co have not in favour of playing pin-ball Test. Head coach Ravi Shastri had agreed to play day-night Test against West Indies. However, later on, told the Committee of Administrators that the players weren’t ready for the same. Shastri also said that they would want 12 to 18 months to prepare to play under the lights in Test matches.
But with Sourav Ganguly, who has been an advocate of day-night Test matches, India are likely to play their first game. As per reports in the Indian Express, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will discuss the matter with skipper Virat Kohli on October 24 before taking the final call. However, he doesn’t want to impose anything on the team.Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. Credit: Getty
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Meanwhile, Ganguly stated that day-night Test is the future of the game. The new BCCI President is confident that India under Virat Kohli will do well in day-night games as well.
“Day-night Test is the way forward. Every country has to play day-night Test, that’s a long-term future for Test cricket. They (India) are a good side, they will win day-night Test matches also. There is no difference in day-night Test matches and day Tests. It’s just a different ball. They are such class players, they can win,” Ganguly had said.
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Indore will host the first of the two-Test matches starting from November 14 while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the home ground for India for the second game. There are 50 percent chances that one of the matches can be a day-night Test. If it happens it will be the first masterstroke of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.