Day Night Test Cricket
Cricket  /  Published 18.03.22

Pink-ball Tests: Early finishes stump purpose

The argument behind holding Tests in the evening followed the popularity of ODIs and T20s whereby more spectators could turn up at the ground after finishing their daily routine. Also, there was a gen...
By Indranil Majumdar

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Kohli’s advice: Learn to defend, don’t crib

At his aggressive best, not on the field but during India’s pre-match media conference, Virat Kohli unleashed the drives, cuts and pulls to silence all the noise surrounding turning tracks. Koh...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.03.21

Lyon teams up with Ashwin, slams critics

The 33-year-old, a former pitch curator himself, said he was up all night watching the match. “It was absolutely brilliant. I’m thinking about bringing that curator out to the SCG (Sydney ...
By Reuters in Sydney

Sports  /  Published 26.02.21

Straight ball of spin twins too hot to handle

Ever since their inception, Day-Night Tests have thrown up surprises. This game at the Motera stadium, replete with madness and mayhem, didn’t turn out to be any different. Seventeen wickets fe...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.02.21

Charge of spinners puts India on top

Not quite in the pink of health still, but India ended Day 1 of the third Test in Ahmedabad in a better position than England. Courtesy Axar Patel’s clever bowling, and helped by timid and clue...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta


Sports  /  Published 22.02.21

Turner to press home advantage

India seem to be doing whatever is necessary in terms of combination for this Day-Night Test. It has been learnt that the team management is even pondering on the option of including Hardik Pandya in ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 20.02.21

Dilemma over Motera pitch for pink ball Test

The refurbished Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad looks like palette, it’s colourful seating arrangement painting a pretty picture. But from a cricketing point of view, all that matters is what colour...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.12.20

Tim Paine feels upbeat

Conditions at Adelaide Oval and training sessions Team Australia have had at the centre wicket have given them an advantage going into the series opener versus India, says skipper Tim Paine. “W...
By Sayak Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 17.12.20

Here’s our XI, Australia, what’s yours?

As India and Australia get ready for their first-ever Day-Night Test, here are some interesting facts on Tests involving the two countries over the years. ⦿ The first time Don Bradman appeared in a...
By Indranil Majumdar

Sports  /  Published 14.12.20

Kuldeep Yadav bats for spinners

Kuldeep Yadav has thrown his hat into the pink-ball ring, saying batsmen find it difficult to read spinners under lights.  “I feel it’s difficult to read spinners at night, because i...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


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