IND v BAN 2019: WATCH – Indian players practice under lights ahead of the pink-ball Test

Virat Kohli and company set to make their pink-ball debut against Bangladesh in Kolkata on November 22.

Indian players had an intense practice session under lights | Screengrab

Team India continued their dominance in red-ball cricket as they thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in the first Test at Indore.

Since the series opener got over in just three days, the No.1 Test side extended their stay at Indore by two days and had an intense practice session under lights on Sunday (November 17) for their maiden Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens from November 22.

Captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and the pace trio of Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Yadav skipped training while some of the prominent team members practiced with the pink-ball on the centre wicket at Holkar Stadium.

Read Also: Sourav Ganguly confirms first three days of the D/N Test sold out 

Double centurion of the first Test Mayank Agarwal and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha also missed the training.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were the leading names to have featured in the practice session alongside youngsters such as Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav.

Here’s the video:

The support staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, batting coach Vikram Rathour and fielding coach R Sridhar were present at the stadium as the seven players practiced their heart out under lights.

Virat Kohli and company will leave for Kolkata on November 19 and train at the Eden Gardens for the next two days.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 18 Nov, 2019

    Share Via