While the 1st ever Pink-ball Day and Night test match on Indian soil is still a day away, BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly informed that the tickets for the first four days of the test match are sold out.
Talking to the media about he said that, “It’s sold out and I’m extremely happy (about it)”. Ganguly’s announcement made clear that Eden Garden that has sitting capacity in excess of 60,000 is expected to be packed to the brink. Earlier in the day, Ganguly unveiled the official mascot of the pink ball test “Pinku-Tinku”.
With less than 48 hours left for the test match both the teams, (India and Bangladesh) have already reached the city of joy. India who thrashed Bangladesh last Saturday in Indore is leading the two-match test series 1-0.
India had already thumped Bangladesh 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. India who is playing its first-ever pink ball test would like to make the occasion memorable by winning the match and taking the series.
A win in the day and night test match in Kolkata would keep on India’s unbeaten run in the test series at home. India has not lost a test series at home since the 2-1 loss against England way back in 2012. Recently they completed 11th consecutive series win against South Africa.
The Kolkata test would also be an opportunity for India to add more strength to there run at the top of the ICC Test Championship points table. India already has a whooping 300 points courtesy of 6 wins. The next best team on the table New Zealand has 60 points.