Bengaluru: Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are excited to play in India’s historic day/night Test against Bangladesh at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens from November 22.

India and Bangladesh will play two Tests as part of the ICC World Test Championship. The series opener is in Indore from November 14.

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The second and final game of the rubber will be played under lights with the pink ball. Indian players have already started training with pink ball at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy (NCA).

The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video where Rahane and Pujara spoke about the upcoming day/night  Test, which will be India’s first-ever.

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"Pujara, Rahane looking forward to the historic pink-ball Test. Ahead of the Test series, #TeamIndia batsmen @ajinkyarahane88 and @cheteshwar1 are excited to play the pink-ball Test and consider adaptation the key," BCCI tweeted on Tuesday (November 12).

“Day-night would be really interesting. Earlier, I played in the Duleep Trophy with the pink ball and it was interesting to play with that ball. Now we will play the international day-night Test. Yes, it will be exciting,” Pujara said.

“During the day, there would be no concerns regarding the visibility of the pink ball. In my opinion, the twilight period would be really challenging as to how one sights the ball. When I talked to other players, they told me picking the ball out of wrist spinners was a challenge,” he added.

Rahane said, “I am very excited as it is a new challenge. When we play the match, we will get the idea then. When we have practice sessions before the match, then only we can assess how pink ball behaves. From the fan point of view, it would be really exciting.”

“As a batsman, playing late would be the key. Pink ball swings late and it would be essential in playing the ball late. I do not think there would be any problems in adapting,” he added.