Pink ball Test: Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta believes orange chairs placed in the Motera Stadium would make the life of fielders more troublesome as the pink ball is a little orangish.
India will take on England in the Pink ball Test at the Motera Stadium. (@VVSLaxman281 Photo)
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Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has given a great insight ahead of the Pink ball Test between India and England at the revamped Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
People must have heard about the twilight phase factor, the impact of the ‘more’ moving the pink ball but seats can also an important role, especially when you are playing a Day-night Test at the World’s largest stadium. Deep Dasgupta pointed that orange chairs placed in the Motera Stadium would make the life of fielders more troublesome as the pink ball is a little orangish.“There will be 50 odd thousand people sitting in the stands. The first thing that I noticed that the chairs were orange. This Pink ball is a little orangish so that would make the fielder’s life that much more troublesome because I found it pretty difficult because the England team was practicing. They were taking catches and I found it very difficult to sight the ball at times. We actually saw few catches being dropped in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today.
“It’s imperative for India to win. Well, the draw is a possibility. India can afford a draw. Looking at things how Test match cricket is off late, very rarely you see draws. I mean the win is imperative as simple as that,” Deep Dasgupta said when he was asked about the prediction on the match.
Virat Kohli-led India will be eyeing the World Test Championship final spot when they take on Joe Root’s England in the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium.