From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Guess? Hope for the best? It might be the case that the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what is or isn’t the best thing to do.
Somewhere in the depths of Steve Waugh’s 720-page magnum opus, Out of My Comfort Zone, published a decade ago, lies a passage on the impact of one-day cricket on the Test format:
Steve Smith admits he was rattled by the sight of a net bowler copping a blow to the head, one year after Phillip Hughes was felled at the SCG.
Cricket legend Justin Langer has called for a radical end to draws in Test matches, saying a points system like that used in boxing could be put in place to decide a winner.
Joe Mennie and Dom Michael will complete the Hobart Hurricanes’ player roster for the Big Bash League season, with former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara headlining the list.
History will be made as the first ever day-night Test is played on a very sad anniversary for cricket when Australia take on New Zealand in the third and final Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Nine Network’s head of sport Steve Crawley can understand why some are reluctant about Test cricket’s step into the unknown.
It’s a great day for lovers of high definition sports as Channel Nine have announced a slew of changes to their list of free-to-air offerings in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has welcomed Australia’s plan to bore Kane Williamson into submission during the day-night Test.
Of the all the batsmen to have played more than 20 innings across Test cricket’s 138-year history just 43 boast an average over 50.
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It is not just the New Zealand bowling attack which has a point to prove in the Adelaide Tests. The Australian bowlers must improve significantly, particularly in the way they operate as a unit.
Australia’s only training session under lights before the day-night Test begins was temporarily stopped after a net bowler suffered a bloody blow to the head.
Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh says he’s playing for the team, not his average, as he prepares for a career-defining Test match.
Cameron Boyce is the sole player with senior international experience to be picked in the Cricket Australia XI to take on the West Indies in a four-day tour match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, starting December 2.
Former Adelaide Oval groundsman Nathan Lyon says Australia hold a massive advantage entering the inaugural day-night Test match against New Zealand.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes day-night Test cricket could become the “norm in four or five years”.
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