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Now India Join the Pink-Ball Party

India play their first day-night Test as part of a two-match series against Bangladesh this month and while there may be some apprehension about using the pink ball for the first time they are unlikely to lose any sleep about facing a team in disarray.

Bangladesh were forced into a leadership change on the eve of their tour of India after captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned for breaching the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code.

India have won all five Tests since the World Test Championship kicked in, including a 3-0 whitewash against South Africa last month to record their 11th consecutive Test series victory at home.

In addition to Shakib, Bangladesh are also without opener Tamim Iqbal, who has opted out of the tour to be with his pregnant wife, and all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, who is nursing a back injury.

India are without Jasprit Bumrah, who is recovering from a lower back stress fracture, but fellow quicks Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav ensured the pace spearhead was not missed against South Africa.

Rohit Sharma is one of the few players from either side with at least some experience of the pink ball to be used for the day-night Test. (Input: Agencies)

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