India confirm day/night Test with New Zealand


India will play a day-night Test against New Zealand later this year, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said.

Australia and New Zealand played the first day/night Test in Adelaide last year, using a pink ball.

India will host a three-Test series with the Black Caps in October. Venues for the games are yet to be determined.

Although Indian players have little experience with the pink ball, it will be trialled in the nation's first-class regional knockout competition, the Duleep Trophy.

"We have decided that we will play one day-night Test match with pink ball against New Zealand later this year," Thakur told reporters. 

"Before that, Duleep Trophy will act as a dress rehearsal for the day-night Test match.

"While we have not zeroed in on the venue, there are lots of factors that need to be taken into account. 

"Things like dew factor, how the spinners bowl with the pink Kookaburra on Indian pitches. These things we will get an idea [of] during the Duleep Trophy."