India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: Timings, venue, squads, teams, weather forecast
India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: The Indian cricket team is set to play its first-ever day night Test match on Friday evening against Bangladesh and Kolkata has painted itself pink to host the two sides. Here is all you need to know.
India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: The Indian cricket team is set to play its first-ever day night Test match on Friday evening against Bangladesh and Kolkata has painted itself pink to host the two sides. BCCI President and local hero Sourav Ganguly has already announced that tickets for the first four days of the match have been sold out. The only reason why last day's tickets are still available is probably because fans don't expect the match to last for five days after what they saw in Indore. Interestingly, both India and Bangladesh players don't have a lot of competitive pink-ball experience. In fact, captain Virat Kohli hasn't played a competitive Pink ball match yet.
India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: Timings
The 12th pink ball Test match in the history of cricket will start at 1:00 PM IST and end by 8:00 PM to counter the dew. The first break will be at 3:00 PM and the second session will resume at 3:40 PM. Tea will be taken at 5:40 PM and the final session is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM IST.
India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: Venue
The India vs Bangladesh day night Test match will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The city usually doesn't host match at this time of the year because of the dew factor. It is expected to play a big role even in this match with expected wet outfields set to make SG balls slippery in the evening.
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India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: Squads
India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav
Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan
India vs Bangladesh day night Test match: Weather Forecast
The good news for cricketing fans is that there is no sign of rain for the next five days. You can expect clear skies over the weekend in Kolkata. According to AccuWeather, the sun will set on all 5 days of the Test at around 5 PM.
To recall, the first ever day-night Test match was played in November 2015, between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, Australia. The home side had won that match by 3 wickets. In 2018, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had turned down an offer to play a day-night Test match in Australia.