Simon Taufel: Colour of the Ball will be a Challenge

Simon Taufel: Colour of the Ball will be a Challenge

Simon Taufel: Colour of the Ball will be a Challenge

The former umpire pointed out factors that can affect while using a pink ball at night

As the Test series between India and Bangladesh has started, former Australian cricket umpire Simon Taufel opined that the colour of the ball will be a challenge especially when the game is played at night. The upcoming match between the two teams at Eden Gardens will use a pink ball.

‘The first challenge is going to be the colour of the ball and deal with the changing nature of the ball. It may swing early on but behave differently as it ages’, he said. The 48-year-old former umpire also pointed out other challenges such as the lights, dew and moisture.

‘Playing Test cricket at night with dew is also going to be a challenge and the moisture may affect the ball and I am expecting more ball changes occurring due to the ball being wet or being, maybe, discoloured and becoming unfit for playing’, he added.

Meanwhile, Taufel praised Virat Kohli’s consistency in each game as his strategies are getting better. He also said that Kohli is lucky to lead a talented side.

The Indian Cricket Team is currently playing the first Test match in Indore. India (+1) has the good odds to win against the Tigers (+2400). Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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