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Pink in helm, Bangladesh-India to step into brand new era of Test cricket

A full-house Eden is likely to witness the memorable occasion.



Pink in helm, Bangladesh-India to step into brand new era of Test cricket
Bangladesh-India to appear in 1st D/N Test. Photo: Indian Express

Finally discarding the reluctance, India has become the last major superpower of the sport to engage in pink affair of the longest version of cricket.

Within less than twenty-four hours, the iconic Eden Gardens will witness the first ever Test match under lights – both for India and Bangladesh. The neighbors are all set to engage in the second and final Test of two-match series.

Number one ranked Test team in the world India are leading the series 1-0 with with a thumping innings win in the first Test.

Plenty of actions on the card as BCCI has arranged grand spectacle to make the occasion memorable. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Momota Banerjee will ring the bell prior to the match.

Galaxy of sport stars and elite personalities will honor the galleries to witness the field actions.

Although tomorrow’s Day/Night Test will be the very first one for both Bangladesh and India, prominent Indian cricketers in the team like Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and several others featured in Duleep Trophy matches under lights.

Bangladesh players do not have any such experience on this front. Captain Mominul Haque, despite knowing the challenge upfront, is hoping to enjoy the ride.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli also feels the excitement of the occasion. He said, “It’s a nice occasion. We were already excited about this Test. Like I said, it’s a challenge for us.

“Even then there had been big names and there was a felicitation ceremony and there was a packed stadium. So I think it’ll be that kind of atmosphere. It can be daunting or intimidating, but it’s also very exciting,” he added.

The match is scheduled to start on November 22 at 1 p.m. local time/7.30 p.m GMT.

Bangladesh probable XI:

Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun/Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain/Al-Amin Hossain.

India probable XI:

Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

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