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.
Chief Executive of the South Africa Cricketers Association Tony Irish has stated that due to the concerns surrounding the usage of the pink ball, Cricket South Africa is unlikely to agree for a day-night Test match against Australia.
South African pace bowler Vernon Philander, who is currently on a comeback trail after a lengthy layoff due to an ankle injury is eyeing a county contract to boost his chances for an international return.
South African Twenty20 International captain Faf du Plessis has copped a 50 per cent fine of his match fee from the International Cricket Council after showing dissent at an umpiring decision during his dismissal in the ICC World T20 encounter against Sri Lanka.