Historic Day/Night Ashes Test
After a All-Round performance the hosts Australia look well placed and prepared for the Epic first ever Day/Night Test to be held in Adelaide. Whereas Visitors look a bit rocky ahead of the big clash, having already lost Ben Stokes in the start of the series, they are now struggling to get the best combination. Though it is believed that this match will be evenly poised between Bat and Ball and as per the pitch curator both the pacers and spinners will play equal role in the match, which means this could become the best Day/Night match in history of Adelaide.
Coming to the previous game, it was a hard fought one till the first three days but the momentum shifted towards Aussies, when their bowlers cleaned up the English Tail without any pain. So, the dominating factor that comes out is bowling for Australia whereas it is the weakest factor for England.
Considerably every thing is going good for England except their bowling that is inability to choke the batsman’s from Woakes and Moeen Ali has led to Engalnd’s failure in the first game and out of form Cook is also a problem, with Joe Root not being able to convert his starts into big score is some what a problem. But good news is that Malan, Vince and Stoneman are in form and doing well, they only need support from Cook and Root. No changes are expected though.
Just In: Moeen Ali out of the 2nd Test due to Finger injury. Mason Crane to debut.
Predicted Playing XI-
Cook, Stoneman, Root(C), Malan, Vince, Bairstow(Wk), Crane, Woakes, Anderson, Broad, Ball
All is going well for Aussies and no changes are expected from them. But they should be vary of the fact that the Pink Kookaburra Swings more in the night and England have the bowlers who can swing the ball very well and can be dangerous. Bancroft has also shown his worth in the 2nd innings of the game by hitting a fifty.
Predicted Playing XI:
Warner, Bancroft, Smith(C), Handscomb, Paine(Wk), S.Marsh, Khawaja, Cummins, Lyon, Hazelwood, Starc
As per the Curator the Pitch will assist both the batsman and bowlers and specially this time spinners will play crucial role in the game. But the Pitch is expected to have a bit of Grass Covering as usual and as said by Australian Coach: it is the fastest pitch in Australia during Night, so lets see what will it offer.
- It will be first Day/Night Ashes Test in the history.
- A Day/Night Test involves a Pink Ball rather than a conventional Red one.
- This will be 3rd Day/Night Test at Adelaide.
- Previous two Day/Night Tests played here, are won by Australia.
- A Day/Night Test involves Tea session, Dinner session rather than Lunch session, Tea Session like in a conventional Test.
- This will be first Day/Night Test to be played under new ICC regulations.