South Africa will play two pink-ball warm-ups in Australia

South Africa will play two pink-ball tour matches in the lead-up to their day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide.

By: AP | Melbourne | Published:September 7, 2016 9:13 am
south-africa-m South Africa’s cricketers were originally against the use of a pink ball.

South Africa will play two pink-ball tour matches in the lead-up to their day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide on Nov. 24.

Cricket Australia said Wednesday that South Africa will meet a Cricket Australia XI in a day-night match at the Adelaide Oval on Oct. 22-23 and a two-day, day-night match against a Victorian XI the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Nov. 19-20, a week ahead of the pink-ball Test at the Adelaide Oval.

South Africa’s cricketers were originally against the use of a pink ball, which improves visibility at night Tests, being incorporated in their tour but they changed their stance in June.

The Adelaide match will be preceded by Tests beginning Nov. 3 in Perth and Nov. 12 in Hobart.