Pink ball test: Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha believes that the pink ball will not only cause problems for the bowlers and batsmen, but there will also be problems in wicketkeeping.
Kolkata: The pink ball is being discussed a lot about the Test match between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. In this match, a lot of talk is being done about the effect of bowling due to pink ball in the fans, but Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has pointed out that this will also affect wicketkeeping.
This is a challenge
Saha has said that wicketkeeping with a pink ball is challenging for wicketkeepers in day-night Test matches. Saha said, “It is challenging to catch the (pink) ball. If it is challenging to slip then it is also for me because I also stand next to the slip. Also when the fast bowler throws the ball, it waving the ball. “It may be a factor, but I accept the challenge. We are professionals.”
Among the Indian players, Saha and Mohammed Shami have experience of playing day and night matches in domestic cricket. Both players have played day and night cricket in the CAB Super League Final at Eden Gardens in 2016. He said, “It will be challenging, especially while catching the ball. We have to keep pace with it. The ball is new and it can prove to be helpful for fast bowlers. It can be challenging for batsmen.”
Will pacers get help
Asked whether the Indian pace trio Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma would be helped by this ball, he said, “Whether the ball is pink or red. It will be the same for him (Shami). Shami has played in recent matches. He has done well. He does well under any circumstances. He also did well in Ranchi. He gets reverse swing with speed. “