History is on the cards as India and Bangladesh are all set to make their day-night Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match of the two-Test series will start at 1:00 pm (Indian Standard Time) and both teams are likely to play in front of a full house. India won the first Test by an innings and 130 runs and have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match affair. While Bangladesh will need to put their best foot forward in order to get the desired result. The encounter can see a few players who can under lights and below we’ll look at five such players. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.
In spite of the result of the clash, the encounter holds a different significance altogether as both India and Bangladesh will take the pink ball for the first time in international cricket. India had a long practice session before the match and are showing complacency whatsoever against a depleted Bangladesh side. On the other hand, the visitors have nothing to lose for and should play fearless cricket. Talking about the 2nd IND vs BAN Test, Let’s look at some players who can leave their mark in Kolkata. As Virat Kohli & Co Prepare for D/N Test Debut, A Look at Merits and Demerits of 'The Pink Ball Game'.
The Indian pacer recently attained his career-best rankings (7) and is in the form of his life. Shami was sensational in the Indore encounter where he took seven wickets and played a vital role in guiding his team to victory. Along with that, Shami has the experience of bowling with the pink ball and has also taken a five-fer in a day-night domestic match. With all these facts, a brilliant spell from the ace bowler just seems a matter of time.
Along with Shami, the other Indian stand-out performer was Mayank Agarwal who played a knock of 243 runs and crashed several records. Nevertheless, facing the new pink ball will be a different challenge altogether and the batsman will be expected to extend his good run. Agarwal has a solid defense and his tendency of not throwing his wicket away will make the opposition vary off him.
Rahim was the lone warrior of the Bangladeshi batting line-up in the first Test and the visitors will again rely on him to pile up a big score. Moreover, the right-handed batsman comes to bat at number four where the ball doesn’t swing that much and the veteran will want to make optimum utilization of any opportunity he gets. Rahim also scored a century the last time Bangla Tigers toured India for a Test match in 2017 and will hope to replicate that once again.
Six Indian wickets were fallen in the first Test and four of them were taken by Abu Jayed. He possessed some serious challenge to Star-studded Indian batting line-up and also troubled them on occasions. The pink-ball tends to swing more than the red-cherry which could make the right-arm pacer more lethal. Nevertheless, dismantling the Indian batsman in their own den takes some effort and let’s see if the young speedster can rise through the occasion.
The Indian skipper might have bagged a duck in the opening clash but can't be kept quiet for too long. The wounded lion will be roaring to comeback in the field and will eye to play an innings of some authority in the historic clash. The batting juggernaut is currently placed at the second spot in the ICC Test batting rankings and will like to go at the peak soon.
Along with the challenge of pink ball and playing under lights, the players will also need to handle the audience in the stadium who are going to come in large numbers. The Kolkata clash will also decide the fate of the series as a victory for India will seal the serious for them while Bangladesh will try to avoid the inevitable and cause an upset in the memorable game.