Series/tournament name: India vs. Bangladesh
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: November 22, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. IST
After the drubbing at Indore, India reach Kolkata as they host their first ever day-night Test match. India and Bangladesh are latest in the bandwagon to play pink ball Tests among the top 10 Test teams. While India got to practice against the pink ball at Indore in the twilight hours, Bangladesh have had little time to wake up from the hiding they received.
India's pacers are expected to be even more potent with the pink ball and Bangladesh, depleted by the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, and hurting from the Kolkata loss will have their task cut out.
Clear skies are expected on all five days. Conditions could encourage a bit of swing, particularly under the lights.
The pitch is reported to have 6mm of grass cover, making it a lively pace bowling wicket. The pink ball in the third session of the Test could be too hot to handle for the batsmen.
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