India made its pink ball debut a year ago against an inexperienced Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The fast bowlers ran through the opponent in both the innings, and a Virat Kohli hundred was enough to not bat again.

But the setting is slightly different this time around.



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Though India has a potent bowling attack to tackle the pink ball, the Australians have more experience, specially at home. It has won all the seven day-night Tests it played.

The picturesque Adelaide Oval with 27,000 spectators — 50 per cent of the capacity to keep COVID-19 infections on check — will throw  a fresh challenge against the likes of pink ball stalwarts Mitchell Starc (42 wickets in seven games) and Josh Hazlewood (26 wickets in six games).

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