India vs Australia: playing pink kookaburra in Australia will be different than facing Bangladesh at home, says Cheteshwar Pujara – cricket
India has already arrived in Australia and is training hard on the networks before the first ODI that will take place on November 27 in Adelaide. Cheteshwar Pujara is not part of the limited overs team, but he will be a key player in the upcoming test series. Pujara already has his eyes set on the challenge of facing Australia in the Pink Ball Test in Adelaide.
The opening test in Adelaide will be a game of day and night and hitting the pink kookaburra during the twilight session will not be an easy task, Pujara told the PTI news agency.
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India has so far only played one day and night event against Bangladesh last year at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The team led by Virat Kohli had won the game by one inning and 46 runs. But Pujara knows that things will be different in Australia.
“It will be a different challenge to play with the pink ball since the rhythm and the rebound also change. We will play pink kookaburra in Australia (against Bangladesh, it was Pink SG Test). It will be a little different, ”said the batter.
The 32-year-old added that the Indian team will have to collectively prepare to meet the challenge, which can only happen if the team understands and accepts how things will be different with the pink kookaburra under the lights.
“As a team and as individuals, you have to understand it, accept it and get used to it (pink ball and lights) as soon as possible. There will be a bit of a difference with the pink ball, “he added.
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“The twilight period is more challenging than other periods, but as you play more and practice more, you get used to it. It takes a little time, ”concluded Pujara.
Meanwhile, Australia’s cricket series against India has been put in uncertainty again after a coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide, where the first test is scheduled to be played next month.
Players from the states of Western Australia and Tasmania who recently returned home from national games in Adelaide were ordered to isolate their homes on Monday when their provincial governments closed the borders with South Australia.
(With PTI, AP inputs)