The third test match will be played Day Night from Pink Ball. This will be the second Pink Ball Test match for the Indian team at home. Earlier, India played their first Day Night Test against Bangladesh last year at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Team India reached Ahmedabad on Thursday. Currently, players of both teams are sweating heavily in the nets. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday evening shared videos and some photos of the practice of Indian players on its official Twitter handle.
Captain Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma (Rohit Shrma) are seen in the photo. India had rested Bumrah in the second Test match played in Chennai. In such a situation, Bumrah’s return in the Day Night Test is certain.
‘Difficult to predict how much the ball will swing’
Pink balls usually move a lot in the evening hours, but Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says that it is difficult to predict how much the SG ball will swing in the first Test played in the floodlight at Motera Stadium.
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India does not have much experience playing with the pink ball and has played only two matches. “We are not sure about how much the ball will swing, especially in this test,” Pujara said at the virtual media conference after the first net session. He said, “Initially it may swing a little, but as the match progresses, it may not swing much, but we can’t say anything about the pink ball, it is quite difficult to predict.”