KOLKATA – The buzz in both dressing rooms is palpable but India and Bangladesh will head into their maiden day-night test with a common concern about visibility of the pink ball to be used for the landmark match in Kolkata.
The players appear genuinely excited and are leaving no stones unturned in their preparation for the match which will get underway in front of sellout crowds at Eden Gardens on Friday.
Since Adelaide hosted the first day-light test in 2015, there have been murmurs about the visibility of the pink balls, especially at twilight.
Equipment manufacturer Sanspareils Greenlands have assured their pink balls would not discolour easily but concerns linger in both camps.
"Visibility is fine, the only anecdotal conversation I've heard is around being a little bit hard to pick up from point and square-leg," Bangladesh spin consultant Daniel Vettori told reporters on Wednesday.