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  • India were in for quite a bit of pain when New Zealand knocked them out in the World Cup semifinals.

    The 35-year-old's retirement was on expected lines, considering he last played a competitive game in February 2019 during the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for J&K. He did not even put himself in the IPL auction pool. The left-arm seamer's bowling was like a breath of fresh air when he made his India debut against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2003.

    Birla took a break from cricket due to game-related anxiety.

    India, Bangladesh to make their day-night Test debut today at Eden Gardens. It took India a new BCCI regime under maverick former captain Sourav Ganguly to take the pink ball plunge, a good seven years after the International Cricket Council approved the format to revive interest in Tests. Ganguly convinced the Bangladesh Cricket Board to agree to a Day/Night Test.

    Having made a spectacular comeback after being sidelined by injury for more than a year, Saha is now being compared to the best of all time. Having turned heads with his keeping against the pink ball, Saha opened up to BORIA MAJUMDAR on his wicketkeeping technique, upcoming New Zealand series and how he is trying to forget the horror of the past one year.

    Sent home from Australia after the chat show controversy at the beginning of the year, Rahul ends 2019 on a strong note. With Rahul, India also have a wicket-keeping option in the T20 format. He has kept wickets at the domestic level and does so with reasonable success at the IPL. “He is definitely an option,” said India coach Ravi Shastri.

    It was at Ganguly’s insistence that another round of meetings was held at 3.00pm at the BCB offices where the BCB officials and former players like Habibul Bashar met the players and the coaches in a final attempt at making the D/N Test a reality.

    India will play their 1st-ever day-night test match against Bangladesh in Kolkata from November 22. It will be the 1st instance of the SG Pi...

    In conversation at the National University of Singapore, Dravid was all for the pink ball Test. He said Pujara and Rahane practised with the pink ball at the NCA a week ago to figure out how it behaves at twilight.

    The first day-night Test match at Eden Gardens between IND and BAN is indeed a landmark moment for Indian cricket.

    With around 1,50,000 people watching the match at the Eden Gardens in the two-and-a-half days is what the world of Test cricket was waiting for. As Ganguly said at the end of the game, “Pink ball may not be the only answer, but it is certainly one of them. It is like a sudden burst of energy that Test cricket needed. Now we need to use it prudently and thoughtfully.”

    "The pink ball Test match is a great welcoming sign. India as a Test playing country, it was necessary for us to play Day-Night Test. The office-going crowd which couldn't catch Test cricket can now do so," Ashwin said when asked about his opinion.

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