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Vettori hoping for carnival like atmosphere

  • Published at 09:54 pm November 20th, 2019
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Bangladesh’s Taijul Islam bowls as spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori looks on in Kolkata Wednesday BCB

Both the teams will be playing their first pink-ball match under lights and Vettori compared it to the shorter formats.

The much awaited second and final Test match between host India and Bangladesh will roll on the field Friday and Tigers’ spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori said it will be like a carnival.

Both the teams will be playing their first pink-ball match under lights and Vettori compared it to the shorter formats.

When queried how the atmosphere will be like when the Eden Gardens Test begins, Vettori said, “It could almost have a T20I or a one day atmosphere. There will be a big crowd and Indian players are so recognized wherever they go. So [Virat] Kohli walking out to bat will feel like a T20I. Rohit [Sharma]...and if those guys get going there will be an atmosphere that probably no player has played in Test match conditions. So that brings another element to it.”

He added, “It is a big part of Test cricket. The fact that there will be so much people here, you have to acknowledge how important that is. And I think the way people manage their time is trickier, so if you can extend the Test match until night time, you can bring more and more people into it.

“My experiences have only been on TV and I enjoyed watching it. It has a big part in the future, but it will be balanced out with day Tests as well.”