And while a lot of talk around the pink ball so far has focused on swing, the spinners in the two teams will also have to figure their way around long spells in the dew that is expected at the ground in the evenings. This was only an optional training session the day after the first Test ended in a big defeat for them, but almost the whole top order turned up.
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Mayank Agarwal have reached career-best positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after contributing in an innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.
I batted against the pink ball. "We're just happy to be among the first to play pink-ball cricket for India". Many years ago, in a conversation with Karsan Ghavri who was then the bowling coach with the National Cricket Academy, the former Indian pacer had mentioned that we did have the arsenal but were firing the same in the wrong direction. "It's a new experience, and as we go on, we'll understand bowling with the pink ball". "If the team management feels it, I think it will be a positive step, if we can promote him up in the order". Our bowling coach Charl Langeveldt isn't too anxious about increasing pace. More often than not, they allowed the tail to wag a bit more often than they should have which cost India the series which, in terms of raw results, looked completely one sided towards England.
On day 3 of the first check match of India towards Bangladesh, Virat Kohli feeble his rapidly bowlers for 23 overs in a stretch.
Jayed, however, was pleased about dismissing Pujara and Kohli, whom he regards very highly. Agarwal was dropped early in his innings but Jayed said he does not "bother about missed chances"."It's not frustrating; I don't bother about missed chances too much. I believe it's very easy to solve the issue". I do accept that catches are supposed to be held on to but one can't change the past by thinking about it.
"That's why I try to create more chances at times like these because they might take those ones".
Before this approval, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Ireland were the only teams to have never played the Test under lights. It was an wonderful feeling to dismiss the two best batsmen of our times.