Bairstow added to Test squad as back-up
Jonny Bairstow has been added to England's Test squad for their series against New Zealand as back-up for Joe Denly.Bairstow was a notable absentee from the original squad, dropped after averaging just 20.25 with the bat in nine Tests this year.
SYDNEY: The Australian Cricketers´ Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night test
MELBOURNE: The Australian Cricketers’ Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night test against
India captain Virat Kohli believes day-night Test cricket should remain the exception, rather than the rule, as he prepares to lead his side into their maiden pink-ball match.
Kohli's men take on Bangladesh at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Friday in the second of their two-match series, with both teams sampling day-night Test cricket for the first time.
"In my opinion, this should not become the only way Test cricket is played, because then you are losing out on that nervousness of the first session in the morning," said the India skipper.
Williamson returns for New Zealand as uncapped Ferguson receives Test call
Lockie Ferguson has earned a maiden call-up to the New Zealand Test squad, while Kane Williamson is back to lead the Black Caps.A hip injury kept Williamson out of the five Twenty20 internationals on home soil against England, with the tourists earning a 3-2 series victory thanks to a Super Over triumph at Eden Park on Sunday.
The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. "The overwhelming majority of players believe the pink Kookaburra ball isn't yet ready for Test cricket," ACA Chief Executive Paul Marsh said in a
The Test coincides with the former India captain Sourav Ganguly completing one month as BCCI president. Visibility is the most significant aspect while playing with the pink ball . For that, the ground staff have to ensure the ball is not roughened up or dirtied easily, as that would make sighting the ball
"It can be a one-off thing, it should not be a regular scenario. You can bring excitement into Test cricket but you can't purely make Test cricket based on just entertainment.
"Entertainment of Test cricket lies in the fact that a batsman is trying to survive a session and the bowler is trying to get a batsman out. If people don't respond to that, too bad.
"If someone gets excitement from watching the battle between bat and ball, in my opinion, those are the people that should come and watch Test cricket because they understand what's going on."
The visibility of the pink ball and its exaggerated swing can cause problems for batsmen in day-night matches but, having taken part in a practice session on Wednesday, Kohli feels fielders will face the biggest challenge.
Judge Denies DNA Testing in Case of a Man Executed 13 Years Ago
MEMPHIS — April Alley’s father was executed 13 years ago, but the evidence in his case remains sitting on shelves in a clerk’s office, one floor below where he was tried and convicted of murder in 1986. None of it was subject to DNA testing while he was alive, and it will not be anytime soon. None of it was subject to DNA testing while he was alive, and it will not be anytime soon. On Monday, a Shelby County judge ruled that Ms. Alley did not have a right under current Tennessee law and court rules to seek the DNA tests.
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Pink Ball Test : Seasoned curator Daljit Singh advises more grass on pitch, less on outfield. Skipper Virat Kohli had his first experience of negotiating a pink ball as Indian cricketers took turns to get used to the new colour during the net session ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh, starting Thursday.
"In the slips, the ball hit your hand so hard, it almost felt like a heavy hockey ball," added the 31-year-old.
"It's definitely much harder and, for some reason, it felt a little heavier. Even the throws took a lot more effort to reach the keeper.
"During the day, high catches would be very difficult. With red ball and white ball, you catch with an idea of knowing how fast the ball is coming down.
"But this time, if you don't look at the ball in your palm, it's gone."
India lead the series after triumphing by an innings and 130 runs in the first Test at Indore last week.
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