Why Ian Chappell believes playing two Day-Night Tests against ...

Why Ian Chappell believes playing two Day-Night Tests against India may backfire on Australia

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Published on: Dec 09, 2019

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is of the view that if the hosts’ idea of playing two Day-Night Tests against India is accepted, it might actually work in the visitors’

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is of the view that if the hosts’ idea of playing two Day-Night Tests against India is accepted, it might actually work in the visitors’ favor consider their excellent pace bowling attack at present.

According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings is keen on pushing for two pink-ball Tests against India during the upcoming tour the real cricket betting apps in india. Chappell though is not too convinced with the idea.

“Despite doing a good job last tour and possibly overseeing an even better attack for next summer’s series, Kohli could face a different kind of challenge in Australia. Cricket Australia is contemplating two day-night Tests for the 2020-21 Indian tour. However, if that ploy is meant to advantage Australia, it may backfire as India have a strong attack and Kohli has already shown he’s adept at captaincy in this part of the world,” Chappell wrote in his column for ESPN Cricinfo.

India had refused to play a Day-Night Test at Adelaide on the 2018 tour, a series that saw India create history with a 2-1 triumph in the four Tests. Meanwhile, reacting to Australia’s plan of pushing for two Day-Night Tests during India’s next tour Down Under, Board for Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said two pink-ball Tests would be too much.

“Whether India goes to play two day-night Tests in Australia is not assured. Two out of four would be a bit too much with the pink ball. We will assess it. I read it in the newspapers this morning. I haven’t heard anything from the Australian cricket board. We will deal with it as it comes,” Ganguly said while speaking at the India Today Conclave.

He also expressed pleasure over the fact that India has successfully joined the league of Day-Night cricket, “Pleasingly, they’ve played their first day-night Test and won easily. Now they’ve got through that it might give them the right build-up to it over here. I’ve got no doubt they’ll consider playing one and maybe even more day-night Test matches. But that’s down the track to when we catch up with them in January,” the former India skipper further added.

India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in their maiden Day-Night Test played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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