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Sporting wicket for Kolkata Test

  • Published at 08:51 pm November 20th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Mominul Haque and coach Russell Domingo inspect the Eden Gardens pitch Wednesday BCB

Both teams are preparing for the Kolkata Test keeping in mind the dew factor in the City of Joy

The pitch at Eden Gardens where host India and Bangladesh will play their first ever day-night Test match is the center of all attraction, considering how the SG pink ball will behave.

Both teams are preparing for the Kolkata Test also keeping in mind the dew factor in the City of Joy.

Chief curator of Eden Gardens, Sujan Mukherjee informed that it will be a sporting wicket where there will be something for both bowlers and batsmen.

“It will be a sporting wicket. It’s going to be a good wicket for pacers but for batsmen there will be something too. There is no extra preparation for pink ball. We have taken same preparation like other Test matches. Those who have played with pink ball have suggested that some grass in the wicket will help. Also it will be helpful if there is less grass in the outfield as well. So we have taken these preparations. There was a match held here with pink ball but that match was played by kookaburra ball," said Mukherjee to the media Wednesday morning.

“But the Test will be played with SG ball. So different ball can play some different role but the wicket or field will be the same, just like last few years.”

The match will begin at 1pm local time so dew will be a factor later on in the evening.

“I stayed here till 7 or 7:30pm in the evening for the past two to three days and the amount of dew there was negotiable. We have sprayed anti-due spray so that the dew removes quickly,” the chief curator concluded.

Bangladesh lost the first Test at Holkar Stadium in Indore by an innings and 130 runs.