India will play their much-awaited day-night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens on Friday and there is a lot of excitement about how the pink ball will behave.
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India will play their much-awaited day-night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens on Friday and there is a lot of excitement about how the pink ball will behave. Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has already expressed his opinion that it would be more difficult to understand the ball of wrist spinners than the pink ball finger spinners in the milky light at Eden Gardens.
India has a wrist spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav. It remains to be seen whether he is selected in the last-11 of the day-night Test. Harbhajan Singh reminded how dangerous Kuldeep had become with the pink ball in the Duleep Trophy in 2016. He said, ‘If you remember the Duleep Trophy, no one was able to understand Kuldeep’s ball effectively from his wrist. That year the leg-spinners got a lot of wickets in the tournament.
It is worth noting that Kuldeep Yadav played three matches in the 2016 Duleep Trophy tournament played with the pink ball. During this time, he had taken a maximum of 17 wickets. His best performance in the innings was 6/88 while playing for India Red, while in the match he took 9 wickets for 120 runs.
Harbhajan explained why wrist spinners would be more effective. He said, when the spinner of the finger bowls, the ball is released along the seam so that it gives turn and bounce. When you googly, it becomes difficult to understand the seam.
However, Harbhajan said that spinners like Muttiah Muralitharan can be quite effective with the pink ball. Harbhajan, one of India’s best spinners, said, “But there can be exceptions like Muttiah Muralitharan, who despite being a finger spinner, can be dangerous.” Pink SG balls, however, can be a challenge for spinners, because in the milky light To retain its color, an additional layer of color has been applied.