Advertisement
Friday, Sep 24, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

India v Bangladesh, Day-Night Test: BAN Pacers Practicing By Dipping Pink Ball In Water - Mehidy Hasan

Mehidy Hasan said that Bangladesh want to get as much practice as possible under the pink ball ahead of the day-night Test against India, starting Friday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

India v Bangladesh, Day-Night Test: BAN Pacers Practicing By Dipping Pink Ball In Water - Mehidy Hasan
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan has said that Bangladesh are excited about the prospect of playing their first-ever pink-ball Test. | Twitter
India v Bangladesh, Day-Night Test: BAN Pacers Practicing By Dipping Pink Ball In Water - Mehidy Hasan
outlookindia.com
2019-11-19T09:12:27+05:30

Bangladesh pacers are practicing by dipping the ball in water to adapt to the dew conditions as part of their preparation for the day-night Test against India, spin all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz said on Monday (November 18). (CRICKET NEWS

Gearing up for their maiden Pink ball Test in Kolkata, both the Bangladesh and Indian team have been practising in the twilight zone and under lights at the Holkar Stadium, trying to simulate conditions that they are likely to encounter at the Eden Gardens.

The entire Bangladesh team spent approximately three hours at the center wickets on Monday with head coach Russell Domingo giving catching drills to the players in the slip cordon and wicketkeeper Liton Das.

ALSO READ: Shami World's Best Bowler Now - Steyn

Mehidy said his team is looking to get as much practice as possible with the pink ball.

"The pace bowlers will continue to bowl by dipping the ball on water in the coming days," Mehidy told reporters.

"I think we can adapt in the coming days. Maybe it will skid a little more when it is wet. Spinners can get to skid the ball. There's also likely to be bounce and turn."

Mehidy also had a long batting stint in one of the three nets.

"I batted against the pink ball. It was moving and goes off rapidly after pitching. It goes off the bat quite quickly too. I think it swings more, and you can cut the ball too," he said.

"We are still new to the pink ball. We haven't got a lot of time with it but we are trying to cover as much as possible. There'll be an initial struggle, but it will only get better as we go along. But it will be important to play for long, particularly after a batsman has adjusted to it."

Mehidy said sighting the seam would be a challenge.

"There's not a lot of problem seeing it while catching and fielding too, but we have to be careful during the match. The seam can be sighted at times, but there are occasions when you can't see it," he said.

India had beaten Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days in the opening Test here.

(PTI)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

The Password Is Cheat: Tech-Savvy Scamsters Take Control Of Online Entrance Exams

The Password Is Cheat: Tech-Savvy Scamsters Take Control Of Online Entrance Exams

Prestigious tests like JEE and NEET have been breached. A few lakh of rupees can get you an engineering or a medical seat.

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

While cutting India’s rating, Moody’s had cited policy challenges in addressing a prolonged economic slowdown and its deteriorating fiscal position.

Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On India's Caste System

Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On India's Caste System

Mumbai-based artist, Prabhakar Kamble spoke to Outlook about his work – Broken Foot which appears on the cover of our latest edition. On the stands today.

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

It disturbing but it is important to remember that violence repeats itself in the same ways. Meena Kandasamy's poem is a poem that is invested in the social.

Advertisement