The most awaited format between India and Australia cricket team is the Tests. Last year, India created history after winning the first Test series against Australia in Australia. Now, there is a buzz around to add a day-night Test match in this Test series. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly decided to be neutral in his response on introducing a pink-ball game in the Border-Gavaskar trophy (four-Test match series between India and Australia).
Soon after Sourav Ganguly took the charge of President in the BCCI, he introduced the new tradition, day/night pink-ball Test in the Indian cricket. Last year, Virat Kohli and Co. played their first day-night Test match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata). It was not a challenging opposition so India registered a comfortable win against the visiting side. But against Australia, who is experienced in the pink-ball game, will be a tough competitor to beat.
Let’s see what happens – Sourav Ganguly
Earlier, the Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the team is ready to play the day-night Test match against the Australian side. However, when Ganguly was asked about his view on introducing this idea in the next Test series, he gave a one-liner answer “let’s see what happens”.
“He (Virat) is a tremendous ambassador to the game and that’s why he is such a great player. (As far as day-night Test is concerned), let’s see what happens,” Sourav Ganguly told Sportstar on the sidelines of the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.
Former Australian captain Shane Warne has also opined to upgrade the level of the Test series between these two countries. He even said that this Test series should be converted into five-match Test series, including three day-night Test matches.
Currently, India is playing the ODI series against Australia in the home ground. After the T20 World Cup 2020, the Men in Blue will play the Test series in Australia which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.