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There is a sense of unknown: Steve Smith on pink ball Test

ANI
Published Dec 9, 2019, 2:03 pm IST
Updated Dec 9, 2019, 2:03 pm IST
The first Test between Australia and New Zealand will begin from December 12 at Perth Stadium, one of Australia's newest Test centres.
Despite being the fastest batsman to register 7000 runs in the longest format of the game, Australian cricketer Steven Smith has admitted that there is a sense of inhibition as he prepares for the pink-ball Test. (Photo:AFP)
 Despite being the fastest batsman to register 7000 runs in the longest format of the game, Australian cricketer Steven Smith has admitted that there is a sense of inhibition as he prepares for the pink-ball Test. (Photo:AFP)

London: Despite being the fastest batsman to register 7000 runs in the longest format of the game, Australian cricketer Steven Smith has admitted that there is a sense of inhibition as he prepares for the pink-ball Test.

The first Test between Australia and New Zealand will begin from December 12 at Perth Stadium, one of Australia's newest Test centres.

 

"There is a sense of unknown, particularly with the pink ball as well," ESPNcricinfo quoted Smith as saying.

"You just never know. I watched the Test match last year, which seemed to have some good pace and bounce. I guess it's just different with the pink ball, how that responds," he added.

The right-handed batsman lost his place as the world's number one Test batsman to Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Smith scored just 36 runs against Pakistan at Adelaide and as a result, the batsman saw his points dropping from 931 to 923.

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