Excited about day-night Tests - Tim Southee

Excited about day-night Tests - Tim Southee
Tim Southee expressed his excitement about the day-night Test match which the New Zealand will play against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in November.
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New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has expressed his excitement about the day-night Test match which the Black Caps will play against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in November.

The New Zealand players are currently undergoing a three-day preparatory camp in Hamilton to test out the pink ball which will be used in the day-night Test.

Southee revealed that the New Zealand players are trying to figure out the right way to train for the day-night Test matches.

"It's going to be interesting - there's been a lot of talk about it," Southee said.

“The players are getting their heads around the ideal preparation leading into it."

Southee wants to first see how the pink ball performs and then try to devise a strategy to use it to their advantage.

"It'll be interesting to see how it reacts then and, from there, we'll get more of a gauge on how it does, and whether it does move around more at night or during the day.”

The 26-year-old further iterated that the players in the New Zealand squad are excited to see what the new development in Test cricket has to offer.

"I guess there's a lot of excitement and anticipation around how it's going to play and what it's going to be like.”

The New Zealand players will be sporting beige colour outfits for the Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this summer according to a report by The New Zealand Herald.

The beige outfit was earlier used in the 1980s, before New Zealand made a transition to the current black colour kits, although they briefly revived the beige kit during their first Twenty20 International matches in 2005.

However, the Black Caps will continue to don their current black outfits in the One-Day International format.

Prior to the day-night Test in Adelaide, Australia and New Zealand will play two games in Brisbane and Perth to compete for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

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