India endured a sensational batting breakdown the last time they played a pink ball Test in Australia yet top request batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is sure lightning won’t strike twice when they face England in recognizable home conditions.
Going into the second innings of the principal coordinate in Adelaide in December with a thin lead, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins tore through India’s batting request to skittle the travelers for 36 – their most reduced innings score in 88 years of Test cricket.
The third Test of the current England arrangement, tied at 1-1, is a pink ball day-night issue in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium – just the second time India will have played one on home soil.
“It’s an alternate ball game in Australia,” Pujara told journalists on Saturday. “The ball was seaming around a great deal, we had one terrible meeting which prompted fiasco. By and large, in the primary innings we were as yet in a ruling position.
“Here we’re playing in recognizable conditions, the ball is additionally unique. We’re certain that we’ll set up a decent show and we’ll not glance back at what has occurred previously.
“Experience doesn’t make any difference a ton playing one-off pink ball Tests. It’s Test cricket and we’ll have comparable blueprints we had in the keep going match contingent upon how the pitch is.”
Pujara was endorsed by Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings in Thursday’s bartering for what will be his first stretch in the Twenty20 rivalry since 2014.
In any case, the 33-year-old said region cricket was as yet on his plan as he hopes to get ready for the England arrangement away in August.
“It’s acceptable to be back in the IPL once more,” he said. “Simultaneously, when discussing district cricket, I actually have time before the England arrangement. There’s a window after the IPL gets over where I can play a couple of region games.
“I’ll accept an approach (making a beeline for England) when the IPL gets over or halfway through the IPL.”