Kolkata: The first day-night Test between India and Bangladesh will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. This will be the 12th in Test history and the first day-night test played with SG Pink Ball. It is being played for the first time in the winter season. Pink ball will be brought to the ground through helicopters and handed over to the captains of both teams. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will start the match by ringing the Bell. India won the first match of the 2-Test series by an innings and 130 runs.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said, "Everyone will be there, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble." At the time of tea, the former captain will sit in the cart and circumnavigate the field. "On the question of the Day-Night Test on the next Australia tour, Ganguly said," We will consider it. "
Mary Kom, Abhinav and Sindhu will be honored
The BCCI president said, "There will be a musical performance during the tea time (first day) and the ceremony will be held at the end of the day." The Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) will honor Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra, tennis star Sania Mirza, badminton player PV Sindhu and 6-time world champion boxer Mary Kom.
Head-to-Head: India has been invincible against Bangladesh
Bangladesh India and Bangladesh have had 10 Tests so far. India won 8 of these, while 2 matches were drawn. This is the 7th Test series between the two teams. In all of them she has been invincible. India defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in the first match of the series played in Indore. Mayank Agarwal, who scored 243 runs in the match, was adjudged Man of the Match.
The Pitch and Weather Report
Weather is good for pitch batting. Spinners will also get help, especially from day three. Chance of rain in Kolkata is very less. The sky is expected to remain cloudy. The temperature will be around 18 to 28 degree Celsius. The team that wins the toss will want to bat.
Virat will be the first Indian captain to score 5000 runs
In this match, as soon as Virat Kohli completes his 32nd run, he will complete 5000 runs as a captain in Test cricket. He will become India's first and sixth cricketer of the world to do so. They have been preceded by Graeme Smith of South Africa, Alan Border and Ricky Ponting of Australia, Clive Lloyd and Stephen Fleming of the West Indies. As a captain, Virat has scored 4968 runs in 52 Tests at an average of 62.88. Before him, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (60 matches, 3454 runs) was the highest Indian captain.
Rohit had scored 264 runs in ODIs at the same ground
Rohit Sharma made his Test debut at the Eden Gardens in 2013. In his first match, he scored 177 against the West Indies. His innings won India and he was elected man of the match in his very first Test. Rohit had scored the highest 264-run innings of ODI cricket at this ground. He did this feat against Sri Lanka on 13 November 2014. He is the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs.
Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill .
Bangladesh Team: Mominul Haq (Captain), Al-Amin Hussain, Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mossadeq Hussain, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Linton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Tazul Islam, Naeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ibadat Hussain.