India is all set to participate in the pink ball test match, when Bangladesh plays in the 2nd and final match of the series in Kolkata, starting today. After long contrasting the most recent development in Test cricket, India will join the gathering that is planned for expanding groups and TV audiences for the longest format of the game. Day-night Tests were effectively started in 2015 however it took India another BCCI system to take the pink ball throw. Ongoing series, Ganguly convinced the Bangladesh Cricket Board to play a Test under floodlights and now he has arranged an excellent spectacle at the stadium.
So far, 11 day-night Tests have been played worldwide since Australia and New Zealand played the 1st pink-ball Test at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015.
Australia’s cricket chief Kevin Roberts had said that he planned to convince India revealing the benefits of a day-night Adelaide Test on their next visit in 2020/21. Under current ICC terms, the visiting team can deny the home board’s fixture requests, however this may change soon. At home as well, India was not open to the thought until Ganguly ventured into the picture and found Kohli on the same page.
Ganguly has not left any piece of stone unturned to make India’s match a spectacle to recall. He has additionally guaranteed a sell-out crowd for the 1st three days of the match. There will be pink-ball mascots, Army paratroopers to convey the match ball and a system of sports and political dignitaries.
In the midst of all the promotion, India is looking at a 12th successive home series triumph. The pace attack of Shami, Ishant and Umesh took 14 wickets in Indore as the hosts wrapped up the Test inside 3 days with an innings and 130-run triumph. In addition, Kohli enrolled his 10th innings victory as India’s Test captain to go past MS Dhoni’s count of 9 and Mohammad Azharuddin’s 8 as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in 2 match series. The success in Indore was also India’s 6th sequential Test victory as the hosts equalled their best-ever run in the longest format.