Indian team is poised to play their opening test match in Indore under lights as a part of the changes in the sport, the day-night test matches are trying to compete with the traditional test match that has for long been the epitome of the sport in terms of player endurance and the strength of mind it takes to negotiate the urge of playing like in the limited-overs format. The pink balls are designed to be used in these day-night tests instead of the conventional red balls which have a superior quality in the movement of the balls that they provide and all of it is also done with respect to attracting more people to watch the game as the 5-Day tests had slowed down that curve of viewership and participation of the public.
The Indian team in the nets today practiced with this much-hyped pink ball, and the throwdowns were just like the normal red ball through downs to practice and make a transition in the attitude of the players regarding the change in equipment surrounding them. The players though didn’t practice under floodlights, which have been pegged as a difficult task to sport the pink ball in the night under the lights. The Indian skipper was facing a quiet time at the nets as he tried to play the pink ball with all its merits and was being bowled by Sri Lankans throw-down specialists Raghavendra and Nuwan Seneviratne at express pace in the nets toward the end of the session.
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