Pujara confident of playing well against pink ball

Indian right-handed batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident of playing well against the pink ball during India’s first ever day-night Test at Kolkata.

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Eden Gardens, Kolkata is gearing up for the first ever day-night Test of India and also Bangladesh. Ahead of the Test, a big question will be on the Indian players regarding their play with and against pink ball as they have not enough experience with the pink ball.

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But India’s Test no.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident of playing well against the pink ball. He said that there will not be much difference ls between red ball and pink ball.

“I don’t think there will be a major difference when you start playing with the pink ball. Since I haven’t played (against the SG pink ball) I am not sure, but my assumption is that even the SG pink ball will be very similar to the red ball. I feel in India the quality of SG balls have improved,” India’s Test No.3 said.

“Looking at the recent series we played against South Africa, the guys were happy with the way the ball maintained shape and even the quality of the ball. So we are expecting the same thing even with the pink ball. When it comes to pink ball, it will be little different from the red ball but I don’t see a massive difference.”

Further the right-handed batsman added that twilight period will give some sort of challenge in the middle and he believes the training sessions will have some impacts to tackle against those issues.

“Sometimes it is challenging in twilight playing with the pink ball. You need little more practice and once you keep playing with the pink ball at that time (twilight), you start getting used to it.

“So it’s just about doing few more practice sessions before we play the match. I will try and practice with the pink ball whenever there is an opportunity,” he said.

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