Video: How Pink balls are made?

Krishna Chopra / 18 November 2015

A few legends of the game have gone on to quote the pink ball as a potential “savior” of test cricket. The pink ball is set for its first outing in international cricket at the Adelaide Oval, when Australia take on New Zealand in an historic day and night test match. If things go smoothly, then the pink balls might well be used for future tests, indicating that more day and night fixtures could be added.

A few weeks ago, the Pink ball was at the centre of a major controversy, as it was found that the ball deteriorated quickly and lost its visibility under lights. In order to counter that, there have been a few changes made to the ball, so that it functions well in its debut venture in international cricket.

Speaking about the pink ball, Brett Elliot, Group General Manager, Kookaburra explains how the ball has been manufactured and improvised, so that it can be aptly used for the test between Australia and New Zealand. In the video, Elliot explains the various seam combinations tried for the ball, and the process in which the ball was manufactured.

Below is the video, in which the functioning of the Pink ball is explained. 




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