Hashim Amla scored a sublime 83-ball 92 in a rain-marred practice game for the South Africans against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI which ended as a tie as per the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Australian skipper Steven Smith has said that it will be an interesting experience to see how the pink ball will behave in the humid conditions at The Gabba in Brisbane during the day-night Test match against Pakistan.
West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have returned to the national squad which has been picked for the first four games of the ODI tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.
South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn stated that he is very eager to take part in a day-night Test match and feels that a first-class match is all it will take for the players to get accustomed to the idea.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland stated that the board is working along with Cricket South Africa to ensure that the Adelaide Test match of the Proteas tour of Australia will be a day-night fixture.
Cricket Australia has announced the international schedule for the Australian team to be played in the upcoming 2016-17 season, including series against South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The South African players’ association Chief Executive Tony Irish has disclosed that the Proteas are not in favour of playing the day-night Test against Australia due to lack of experience with the pink ball.