India will be playing their first day-night test in an alien condition and this will be their 2nd pink ball test ever after the one they played against Bangladesh here at Eden Gardens. The venue couldn’t have been any better for Virat Kohli as the Indian skipper loves the score runs in this particular ground Adelaide Oval.
Two of the world’s finest cricketers in Virat Kohli and Steve Smith sat for an interview ahead of the pink ball in which both the players turned into anchor themselves as well as the guests to answer some delightful questions which turned out to be an enthralling conversation between two legends.
This series is the most anticipated series not only for India but for all cricket lovers purely because of the fact that the quality of cricket played by these two teams when they lock horns with each other every time has been ecstatic to say the least. It is expected that this series would have the same amount of intensity and high quality cricket throughout the 4 match test series.
Australia are in red hot form as they swiped the touring nations in Pakistan and New Zealand in the last 5 tests in their home. They have more or less qualified for the WTC finals but they would want to win the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy which they haven’t won in the last 6 years as India regained the BGT in 2016-17 series and retained it in 2018-19.
This is the best chance for Australians to win the series as India will be without Virat Kohli for the last 3 games and Ishant Sharma for the whole series. When Steve Smith asked Virat Kohli to name 2 batsmen who could score more runs in the series, the Indian skipper whispered the names of Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane.
As expected, Ajinkya Rahane, the vice captain of Indian test team will take charge as the captain after the departure of Virat Kohli for the last 3 tests. India can also avail the services of Rohit Sharma from 3rd test.