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Rohit will be given time as Test opener: Kohli

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Visakhapatnam, 1 Oct : India captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday that Rohit Sharma will be given time to grow into his new role as Test opener. Rohit has been a succesfull opener in limited-overs cricket, but this will be the first time he does so in Tests, a format in which he has not had as much success.

“We are in no rush as far as Rohit opening the innings is concerned,” Kohli said on the eve of the start of the first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. “He will be given space to find his own game and come into his own.”

Kohli said that while the team hopes Rohit can eventually play his natural attacking game at the top of the order, there is no expectation of him having to follow a certain template.

“In Test cricket it’s about finding your game in different pitches. We are not looking at a certain kind of display from Rohit. Yes, his strength is to take the game forward. Someone like Viru bhai (Virender Sehwag) used to do it for the team for a long period. It’s not like someone would have told him you need to get a hundred before lunch. It was basically his natural instinct and once he felt comfortable in his game he could demolish attacks and really put the team in poll position.

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Bangladesh agree to play Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

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Kolkata, 29 Oct : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday agreed to play the second Test against India at Eden Gardens under lights and this will be the first Day-Night Test for both teams.

“Great opportunity and massive game in Eden Gardens against India, who also hasn’t played a D/N Test. It is new to both sides and it will probably bring the two teams together,” Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo said.

“Both teams not quite knowing what is going to happen, so it is a challenge we want to take. Some of our players were skeptical about it, but we are excited. We don’t know what brand of ball will be used, and we will probably have little time to prepare but we are excited by it.”

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is the man behind making this happen as he pushed the BCB to play under floodlights in a bid to pull crowds to the stadiums.

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BCCI President Ganguly wants pink SG balls ready in 10 days

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New Delhi, 29 Oct : There might be a dearth of SG pink balls with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at present, but President Sourav Ganguly wants board representatives to immediately speak to the company and get balls ready by the next 10 days so that both the Indian as well as Bangladesh team has enough time to prepare for the Day-Night Test which gets underway at the Eden Gardens from November 22.

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Champions don’t finish quickly, proud to have Dhoni: Ganguly

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Mumbai, 23 Oct : Questions around former India skipper M.S. Dhoni refuses to die down and while nobody is sure if he will don the gloves again for the national team, newly elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that Dhoni will be respected and what he thinks will matter.

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