Fast bowler Ishant Sharma believes that in the third Test, the attitude of the game can change in one season only because India and England will not play when they play pink ball on the ground in new stadiums, new pitches and different floodlights. Would know how it would behave.
India and England (India vs England) teams will play day-night Test at Sardar Patel Stadium from Wednesday. It is the largest cricket stadium in the world with a capacity to seat 1,10,000 spectators. Asked if the Indian bowlers would use the strategy of short ball at sunset, Ishant said, “Once we get to play on this ground, we will come to know about it because it has been renovated and nothing I can do now may say.’
He said, “We cannot say what will bother the batsman and what is not, there are many things that we have to examine, we do not know how we will deal with these things, there will be dew.”
Ishant said, ‘How will the wicket be here and how will they (England) play, of course the ball will swing in the light of light but you have to deal with dew so there will be a lot of things and you cannot say directly that there will be a big edge in the match, Fast bowlers or spinners.
He said, “I think the game can change in a season and every bowler has to bear the responsibility from session to session, should we know that the ball starts turning from the beginning.”
The fast bowler said, “Do you know that in the first two sessions only the spinners will help, but when there is dew in the light, the ball will not swing, it will come fast and easily on the bat.”
He said, ‘Then the spinners will not be in the match, they will be fast bowlers, so it depends on the situation and how the ball and wicket behave at that time. ‘
Ishant, while supporting his team’s batsmen, said that they are capable of dealing with such situations. This is India’s third Test with a pink ball. The team had defeated Bangladesh in Kolkata in their first day-night test but lost to Australia in Adelaide.