Indian cricket team has already reached Australia, and they are training hard at the nets ahead of the first ODI which takes place on November 27 in Adelaide.
However, Cheteshwar Pujara is not part of the limited-overs squad, but he will be the upcoming Test series’s key player. He has already set his eyes on the challenge of facing Australia in the pink-ball Test.
The upcoming test in Adelaide will be a Day-Night game, and batting against the pink kookaburra during the twilight session is not going to be an easy task, Pujara said to news agency PTI.
However, India had only played one day-night Test against Bangladesh last year at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and won the match by an innings and 46 runs, but knows things will be completely different in Australia.
“It will be a different challenge playing with the pink ball as pace and bounce also changes. We will be playing with pink kookaburra in Australia (against Bangladesh, it was Pink SG Test). It will be slightly different,” said Pujara.
The Indian team will have to collectively prepare to face the challenge, which can only happen if the team understands and accepts how things will be different with the pink kookaburra under lights, Pujara added further.
“As a team and as individuals, one has to understand and accept and get used to the pink ball under lights as early as possible. There will be a bit of difference with the pink ball. The twilight period is more challenging than other periods, but you get used to it as you play more and practice more. It does take a little while,” said Pujara.
From December 17, the Test series will begin with day and night Test at Adelaide.
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