India will face Bangladesh in the historic Day/Night pink-ball Test match which will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. For both the teams, this will be their first-ever Day/Night Test. It is set to take place on November 22.
According to reports, the Eden track is expected to have a green top and the Indian pace attack will look to take full advantage. According to pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee, the 22-yard strip was under covers on Monday. He added that there won’t be any pink ball testing before the action starts at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Local team manager Samrat Bhowmcik had said that Team India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be the first to arrive here on Tuesday morning. Ishant Sharma is expected to reach around 10:45 pm on Tuesday while the rest of the team members will reach Kolkata at 12:30 pm on Tuesday.
The Bangladesh team is also expected to reach around the same time. Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammed Shami would be the last to join the squad on Wednesday.
India had taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after beating Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days. Mayank Agarwal had scored a fine double century for which he was awarded the man-of-the-match award. Ajinkya Rahane had also played an 86-run knock. Mohammed Shami was the chief destroyer of the Bangladesh batting line-up. He picked up seven wickets in the match.