Day and night test fights have been the center of many discussions in recent years to host their first contest with a pink ball in India. The second game in the series returns to the original home of the weekly night test when Adelaide Oval hosts the fourth game under the lights. Whether India is illuminated next year is a topic of much debate at present.
The present and the question is whether other conditions will help or hinder the possibility of Pakistan's series leveling. Given the struggles of Brisbane's bowlers, if there are prospects for seamers to get more help, they'll be sure to replicate if what their torrent can do is what Australia's top three players can do.
After sparing to deceive at the opening ceremony in Gaba, Pakistan was far behind in the game two days later and even an improved appearance could not stop the inning defeat. But Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan and Asad Shafiq in their first innings provided templates on how to achieve success.
Tim Paine said face attack performance was slightly lower than expected, making it difficult to drill Australia's performance. It will be interesting to see how the best order responds if you have performed an outstanding job but are challenged with more exercise than is available in Brisbane.
For Australia, this is the first consecutive night test to play an opening game against New Zealand under the lights of Perth next month. This format is still trying to find a foot around the world, but is considered a key part of future games in Australia. After Brisbane's overwhelming crowds, people coming through the turnstile will be closely watched.
Australia WLWLD (last five completed matches, most recent)
In the spotlight
Shock. bragging. stillness. Stephen Smith He scored the lowest on the Australian Mammoth 580. He reminded Yasir Shah that he returned to the hotel the evening of the dismissal and sent him off for the seventh time. Was it a good idea? It's unlikely to be one of the most notorious bowler vs. Batman bait stories in the game, but Smith doesn't want to play two consecutive games without contributing even if his team has the least debt. Shah must be above his game.
Perhaps largely accepted, except inside Pakistan. Mohamed Abbas It was a mistake in the Gabba test. His experience, control, and skills would have been assets, even though they had decreased slightly. With pressure to stop Australia's top order, he now seems inevitable to be recalled. Abbas, who expected the new pink ball to provide some support and provide elements during the twilight period, looks like the perfect bowler.
Australia nominated a team that did not change. For James Pattinson, there is no exclusion from the first test after the suspension of the Code of Conduct.
Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Joe Burns, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Matthew Wade, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan can change at least twice, potentially three times. This Maul Hark is likely to return in place of Haris Sohail. That means Captain Azhar Ali drops to third and Abbas takes over for Imran Khan. Another decision is whether to play Naseem Shah in a sequential test or bring 19 year old Muhammad Musa.
Pakistan (Probably) 1 Shan Masood, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Asad Shafiq, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8 Yasir Shah, 9 Shaheen Afridi, 10 Mohammad Abbas, 11 Naseem Shah / Muhammad Musa
Pitch and condition
In general, the excellent pitch of the test cricket, the Adelaide Oval surface, produced an interesting cricket when the dimensions of the pink balls and lights were added. Long summer nights are not completely dark until late, but the twilight period can be tricky. The less promising news is the possibility of showering throughout the game.
Statistics and quizzes
Americas Stark, Josh Hazelwood, Yasir Shah, Nathan Lyon
The three leading scorers of the weekly night test–Azhar Ali, Steven Smith and Asad Shafiq also play together.
Pakistan has not tested in Adelaide since 1990.
Stephen Smith needs 23 runs to reach 7000 in test cricket
"I think the turnstile looks a bit dryer than the last pink ball test we did against England, but we know that the pink ball always provides enough. Our fast bowlers especially enjoy bowling under the lights. Tends to go very fast. "
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