Training with pink ball kept teams stay put at Indore

BD Post Sports

The Bangladesh and Indian test teams have extended their stay in Indore by two days for having a full-fledged training with the pink ball under the lights from Sunday in the run up to the second day-and-night test in Kolkata beginning on November 22.

The Bangladesh players have decided to stay back and utilize the time, which they have got because of an early finish to the opening Test, training under the lights. Both the teams focus will be on how to play with the pink ball during the twilight which cricketers who have played with the pink ball have acknowledged to be very challenging.

 “We will specifically train during the twilight because we still don’t know what the ball will do during that particular phase,” a source close to the Bangladesh team management said.

Many Indian players who have played the Duleep Trophy, including Cheteshwar Pujara, has said that sighting the pink ball at twilight is a challenge as the crimson colour of the sky and the pink colour of the ball makes it look more like orange.