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Bangladesh started practice for pink-ball Test

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:18 PM, 17 November 2019  

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Bangladesh began their practice with the pink ball at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Sunday as they gear up for the second and final Test in Kolkata, which will be played under lights.

The Tigers basically was due to start pink ball preparation in Kolkata but as they tasted humiliating innings and 130-run defeat against India in the first Test inside three days, they had to stay in Indore for two days more. They are scheduled to fly for Kolkata on November 19.

Despite it was an optional practice, all the members of the touring side returned to training that marked their first full-fledged session with the pink ball as they are not used to play with the pink ball.

The only thing that can give them some inspiration is that their opponent India is not used to play with the pink ball as well considering it would be the first day and night Test match for the men in blue.
Abu Jayed Rahi, who was the only successful bowler in the opening Test, is not looking too far ahead for the time being apart from being optimistic. Since both teams are unaware of it, he is more concerned about mastering the seam position with the pink ball.