Kolkata, Nov 22 (UNI) Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bat first in the first historic day-night 5-day Test match with pink ball against India at the iconic Eden Gardens here today.
Team India : Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma Bangladesh :Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain
India captain Virat Kohli on losing spin of special coin said ” We would have batted first as well. Decent grass cover on it, but it’s a hard pitch. With the pink ball there will be something for the first 15 overs. This is another opportunity for us to come and execute our skills. The challenge is to adapt quickly to the ball. It travels fast and it’s difficult to control. We are fulfilling a responsibility of debuting with the pink ball. We have the same team.”
His Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque: said ” We will bat first, the wicket is dry and hard, so that’s why we want to bat first. It’s a brave decision we feel. It’s a great opportunity for everyone. Two changes for us.”