Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami is being told about his preparations for the first day-night Test against Bangladesh going to be held in Kolkata. Shami said that he would keep changing the length of the ball to dodge the batsmen in the day-night Test. The out of form Shami took seven wickets in the first Test in Indore. He took three wickets for 27 runs in the first innings and sent four batsmen to the pavilion for 31 runs in the second innings. He said that he wants to keep things simple for this historic Test match.
The bowlers will have to keep an eye on the wicket. When the pitch is slow, I have to make more efforts and when the batsman looks uncomfortable, then I have to put pressure. Changes will have to be made in the length. Meanwhile, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has warned Mayank Agarwal, who scored a double century in the Indore Test, that the Bangladeshi team will come in front of them with better preparation.
A lot of preparation has been done by the cricket board to make this historic Test match memorable. This pink balloon is being installed for this test match only. Eden Gardens pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee says how the pink ball will work for five days will largely depend on the nature of the pitch. Shami said that he is enjoying Test cricket. This is her first year and it is expected that she will maintain the rhythm in the upcoming season but now the opposing team will come up with more preparation against her.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir said that India has a great bowling attack. He said that some teams have good fast bowlers and some have good spinners, but India has two good spinners and three good fast bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are also not playing, that is, there are eight good bowlers in total and that is why India has been out all the times in the last two years.