The third Test of the four-match Test series between India and England will start on this pitch from Wednesday, which will be day-night and it will be played with pink ball. The behavior of the pitch with the red ball can be easily understood, but no one knows how the pink ball will behave in the third Test.
Although Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara said this week that it is difficult to predict what the pink ball will behave on this pitch, it is difficult to be cautious in the evening, especially when the ball is new and the temperature drops. Meets
Long live the pink ball
SG Ball marketing director Paras Anand said, “Generally the glow on the pink ball lasts longer because it has many coatings of pigment because the pink colored leather is dull as opposed to the red colored leather (in the case of the red ball) It is shiny. There are two coats on the pink ball. One is without color and four coats are of pink color, on which the lacquer (a special liquid, which is used for polishing a wood, glass or leather. It is done. Multiple coatings are applied on these things to bring shine). That is why the pink ball glows longer than the red ball. “
The ball which the Meerut-based SG company produces is used in Test cricket and domestic tournaments in India. Anand said, “There are no color coats on the red ball. There is only red colored leather. After that only the lacquer is used to shine it.”
He said that the pink ball usually glows for 20-25 overs while the red ball only shines for 10-15 overs. This means that the fast bowlers will get more overs than the pink ball.
Three types of balls are used in Test cricket
Three types of balls are used in Test cricket. Among these, Duke balls are made in England, while SG Pink Ball Test is used in India and sometimes in Bangladesh.