India vs Australia: Pink-ball Test opposite of normal red-ball match, says Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli has said that the pink-ball Test is opposite of a normal Test match and is difficult to be pre-planned as it has many variables. The skipper on Wednesday stated that they will have to react to situations as the game unfolds at the Adelaide.
"I think you can get a fair idea about how you want to go about things. I don't think you can concretely plan anything in Test cricket. Test cricket is always about encountering situations and reacting to the situations to the best of your abilities -- understanding when to attack, to defend, when to bat through...the pink-ball Test brings a lot more variables like the twilight period, a tricky period to bat in, then bowling in the first session (is tough) and then at night you have more on offer for the bowlers," said Kohli.
"Actually it is the other way around when you compare it with the normal Test match something we have to analyse and monitor as we go into the Test match and as we encounter the situation changing and unfolding. We are actually ready to be able to come up with our plans into any situation we face. It is important to plan but you can't pre-plan anything, especially in a Test which is the pink-ball Test with so many variables," he added.
India and Australia start the 4-match Test series with the day-night match in Adelaide on Thursday. Kohli, would be keen to help India off to a winning start Down Under in the longest format before he departs for India giving the captain’s hat to Ajinkya Rahane.
(With inputs from IANS)