Proteas

Philander lukewarm on pink ball

2016-11-27 20:27
cricket, pink ball
Pink cricket ball (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has given pink ball cricket a slightly lukewarm thumbs up, but feels the future will see more day-night Tests.

Philander, who was man of the series in his side's two-one win over Australia, enjoyed the pink ball match in Adelaide, but would have liked more practice.

Australia won by seven wickets on day four, in large part due to their players using the pink ball domestically rather often.

Philander said: "I think we have to get used to the pink ball. We need to experiment with it a bit more. 

"Obviously had two warm-up games but I don't think that was sufficient time to get to get used to it, as a bowler.

"But there's definitely a future for the pink ball Test."

Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was more upbeat about the match. When asked about the experience, he said it surpassed their admittedly low expectations.

He said: "(It was) a lot more positive than I thought it would be before we played it, and I think there's a real future for it."

The next day-night Test will again be in Australia, against Pakistan in December.

Read more on:    proteas  |  vernon philander  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Walsh open to Windies role

2016-12-10 15:14

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
26 December 2016
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Port Elizabeth 10:00
02 January 2017
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Cape Town 10:00
12 January 2017
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Johannesburg 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Assuming AB de Villiers is over his elbow injury, who should skipper the Proteas in their Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.