Which is the biggest conceptual change Test Cricket has seen in recent times?
Day/Night Test Match is what everyone would say. But it took 4 years for India to adopt this concept.
27 November 2015 was the date when the first ever day night test match at the global level was played between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.
Four Years from then, we are ready to host it for the first time in India at our own prestigious Eden Gardens.
So what can we expect with this first day/night test =>
1. Full House at arguably the most Celebrated Stadium in the World.
2. A huge increase in the number of people watching it just for the fact that the timing allows more people to watch it live.
3. A power pack performance from both sides as Bangladesh is the only team in Asia which has given some competition to India in recent times.
However, it needs to be mentioned here that Bangladesh is touring India without two of their biggest match winners Shakib and Tamim.
Shakib has been banned by ICC for not reporting fixing attempts.
Tamim is out due to personal reasons.
It would be interesting to see how Bangladesh Tigers will compete without their biggest match winners
What about Pink SG ball then? Their are stories about spinners not getting any help with the Pink SG ball. Also how would dew play a part as it always does in day/night matches.
There are a lot of questions to be answered and everyone is keen to know those answers.
Thus, we would get to know whether the concept of Day/Night test match will succeed in The Subcontinent or not. Let’s wait and watch……