Former Australian pacer Ryan Harris in an interview with cricket.com.au has admitted that the pink ball is indeed the future of test cricket. The prospect of Day/Night tests has enthralled one and all, and the pink ball seems to be the way of going forward. While several individuals doubt the ability of the pink ball, Harris has said that the Pink ball is here to stay.
“It’s (pink ball) is here to stay. It’s new, it’s like when Twenty20 came in – no one knew how it was going to go. Players had to adapt to it and that’s what they will have to do here,” said Harris, comparing the evolution of the pink ball to any other new innovative idea.
The pink ball was tested earlier but did not yield encouraging results. Harris however said that the players would get better adapted to it with time. “The results in Canberra weren’t great, but that wicket was very abrasive – it wasn’t the wicket you would get at Adelaide. It will be a challenge. The Kiwi guys have done a lot of experimenting with it [pink ball] in New Zealand and a couple of games here – our guys have had bits and pieces. But it’s not a massive advantage. They will both encounter problems with it or ways that they use it; it might not swing as long or might not reverse, that sort of stuff,” said Harris.