Prime Time Zone, Sports: ‘In the history of Test cricket, 15 Pink Ball (Day / Night) Tests have been played so far. The touring team has won only twice. In the remaining 13 matches, the host team had the upper hand. ‘
‘Team India won the only Pink Ball Test played at home. India wins Day / Night Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens
‘England lost two Pink Ball Tests played abroad. England fail to win Pink Ball Tests against New Zealand, Australia ‘
After looking at all the above statements, it seems that Team India will win the Pink Ball Test which will start from tomorrow at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Looking at the Pink Ball Test records, Team India seems to be the host team. But will Team India really dominate the England team? Experienced players who have played the Pink Ball Test are few in Team India. Will Team India win the match they must win to reach the final of the World Test Championship? Will Motera Stadium, which is hosting the first international match after the rebuild, be suitable for pacers? The India-England teams will be in the ring to play the third Test amidst many questions like spinners.
Pacers are the air ..
The pink balls used in Day / Night Tests are mostly swinging. The seam does not shrink quickly so the pacers use it to swing. So far 15 day / night Test matches have been played in which only 354 wickets have been taken by fast bowlers. The spinners took only 115 wickets. Put these figures to tell how much the pink ball contributes to the pacers. Analysts say the pink ball will definitely help bowlers like Jaspreet Bumra, Ishant Sharma in Team India, James Anderson in England, Stuart Broad and Joffre Archer. How the toss became crucial in the first two Tests .. The toss is going to be even more crucial in the third Test. The match will start at 2.30pm so there will be no snow effect at that time. But there is a chance that the snow effect on the ball will definitely be visible during the night. The coating on SG balls is high so spinners and slow bowlers do not have a grip on the ball due to snow. So you have to bowl with the pacers at that point. Analysts say that even if most of the grass on the pitch is removed, the snow effect will continue. On the other hand, batting in the evening is a bit difficult. So the team that wins the toss tends to bowl.
It’s a slow pitch
Team India focused more on pitch preparation after losing the first Test. Slopich, who was in their favor, prepared for the second Test. India won the second Test by a toss. The curator prepared a similar pitch for the third Test. Information that changes have been made to suit this pitch slow bowlers. However, the pitch is suitable for spinners .. The big problem now is that the SG pink balls are not suitable for it. The extra coating on it is becoming a big curse for spinners. Although the pace bowlers can get a good swing with these balls .. the spinners have to work a little harder. Team India has a chance to get into the ring with only two spinners in this match. The spin pitch at the newly constructed Ahmedabad Motera Stadium cannot be overstated. England’s James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Joffre Archer can swing the ball well. Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumra and Umesh Yadav of Team India can bowl well but there are doubts as to whether they can get the swing.
The batting line-up of Team India and England is very strong. In India, Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are in good form. Ajinkya Rahane and Chateshwar Pujara regained their form in the second Test. In the end, Ravichandran Ashwin has been playing big innings and batting well. Joe Root leads the batting for England. Rory Burns, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence and Sibley are doing well on Indian pitches. Joining the Johnny Bairstow team added extra strength. With the toss becoming crucial, the top order in both teams is likely to dictate match-winning victories.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Chateshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumra, Ishant Sharma
England: Dom Sibley, Jack Crawley, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Ben Fox, Ben Stokes (vice-captain), Chris Vokes, Jack Leach, Joffre Archer, James Anderson