Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo said ahead of his team's first day-night Test against India at the Eden Gardens from November 22 that it was a problem to bat during the darkness and to detect the spin of the pink ball against wrist spinners. May have to face. Domingo was the coach of South Africa in 2016 when the team played the day-night Test in Australia and is aware of the practical difficulties that his current team may have to face.
When asked about the challenges, Domingo said, "It would be difficult to see the ball while batting in the time between sunset and darkness." Players struggle against wrist spinners because it is difficult to see the seam which is not embossed like a white thread in a red ball. "Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara also said that the pink ball can cause some problems when the darkness falls. is.
Pujara said, "I think it might be a bit challenging to see the ball during the darkness." But the more you play, the more you will get used to it. It is always a game of experience and knowing how the ball is behaving.
The Bangladesh coach, however, is concerned that his team did not get to play the pink ball till the practice match. He said, "Here, the time of just three days between two Test matches is a matter of concern. We will get only two days to practice. So there is not enough time for preparation. I think it is the same with India. But this is the challenge we are facing. ”Domingo, however, said that practice would have been ideal for match preparation.
Pollution levels in Delhi have increased a lot since Vali. The weather is constantly getting worse, due to which the city is worried about the match. The match is scheduled to be held on November 3 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Domingo said, "The weather is good, there is not much heat nor much wind, but fog is definitely a concern. This is the case for both teams, it is not an ideal situation, but we are not complaining. ”
Domingo said, "We have to make sure that our preparations are completed. Some of the players in our team have problems with eyes and throat, but this is fine. Nobody is sick nor is anyone dying. We do not want to stay on the ground for more than six or seven hours in such weather. We are playing a three-hour match and a three-hour practice session. "