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India’s pink-ball shyness leave Harbhajan perplexed

NEW DELHI: India’s reluctance to play a day-night test on their next tour of Australia has surprised spinner Harbhajan Singh, who remains convinced that Virat Kohli’s team are skilled enough to conquer the challenges of pink-ball cricket. India have shot down a proposal to play what could have been their maiden day-night test in Adelaide in December, worried that their inexperience in the conditions could hamper their bid for a rare series win in Australia. “I don’t know why they don’t want to play day-night test…

Pakistan favourites in Asia’s first day-night Test

DUBAI: In-form Pakistan are ready to launch a pink-ball spin assault on struggling West Indies when they do battle in Asia's first day-night Test from Thursday in Dubai.  Pakistan have been on a roll since their 2-2 series draw in England in August, which briefly lifted them to number one position in world cricket's Test rankings for the first time. Arch-rivals India relegated Pakistan to number two with recent victory over New Zealand but Misbah-ul-Haq's men have a prime opportunity to close the gap in the…

Warner warning on pink ball – report

SYDNEY: Australia vice-captain David Warner has voiced concerns about the pink ball used for day-night Tests, a report said Saturday, amid a stand-off with South Africa over a proposed fixture.

Pakistan to use pink ball in first-class final

KARACHI: Pakistan will experiment with the pink ball in the final of its premier first-class cricket tournament in preparation for a possible day-night Test against Australia later this year, a cricket official said Saturday.