Indian women to play their first-ever day-night pink-ball affair in Australia in 2021
While men cricketers are already involved in several T20 tournaments, day-night tests, T10 cricket leagues, ICC World Test Championship, women are also showcasing their mettle and proving that they too can climb ladders in the bat-ball game.
In order to improve the quality of women's cricket, the richest cricket body decided to allow the women cricketers to play a day-night Test match. In the latest development, it has now been confirmed that the Indian women's national cricket team is expected to play their first-ever day-night Test match in Australia. Thanks to Australia for organizing it.
Several sources from the Indian governing body revealed the same. BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to Twitter and dropped a tweet which went viral in no time on Twitter. In his tweet, he confirmed the development adding that the Indian women will lock horns with Australian women teams in a pink-ball test match sometime later this year.
“…extremely pleased to announce that Team India (women) will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night test later this year in Australia”, BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s tweet read.
Indian women last played a Test match in 2014
It is to be noted that England and Australia are the 2 teams that still play women's Tests. "England and Australia are the two teams that still play Tests and going forward you will see a Test slotted in when they visit India or when India tour the two countries," a BCCI official had told PTI on Tuesday.
Sadly, India women last played a test match in November 2014. Since then, they have been playing only white-ball cricket. The Indian women team’s last official test-match dates back to November 2014. They played against South Africa at the Gangotri Glades Cricket Ground in Mysore where Indian women came through with flying colours as they won by an innings and 34 runs.
In yet another positive development, the Indian women will soon play a solitary Test against England women. The match is scheduled to be held at the Bristol Cricket Ground from June 16 to June 20 this year. Mithali Raj will lead the Test team while Harmanpreet Kaur will serve as her deputy.