Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne believes it is time for the red balls to be eliminated altogether and replaced by pink balls in Test cricket. Warne, the second best wicket-taker in tests, believes pink balls add more value and excitement to practice matches and should replace traditional red balls, which he thinks have become “pathetic”.
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“I’ve been saying this for a few years. I believe the pink ball should be used in all practice matches. Daytime games, not just daytime games, ”Warne said of Fox Cricket.
“The pink ball, you can actually see the ball easier, the crowd can see the ball easier. It typically does more than the red ball and looks great on TV. So why not use a pink ball all the time? “Maybe change it to 60 overs because it gets soft, but I’d use the pink ball for every test match, so I’d say more.”
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There have been concerns about the use of the pink ball and Test cricket continues to evolve. Day / Night tests are believed by many former cricketers to be the way forward for the format, but despite the few concerns surrounding pink balls, it’s longevity and how useful it is for bowlers, Warner suggests that. ” can’t be worse than the red ones.
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“No more red ball, it doesn’t swing, it doesn’t matter, it becomes soft after 25 overs. It’s been pathetic for so long. Except for the dance of the Dukes in England, it was rubbish, “Warne added.” The pink ball can’t be any worse than the red ball for Test cricket. We didn’t see the swing, we didn’t see the seam. Absolutely nothing. So let’s try the pink ball in Test cricket. “