Match Preview New Zealand vs England, 1st Test 2019

Big picture What is it about New Zealand and the dawn of new England eras? Perhaps it’s that blend of high quality and low jeopardy – the sense that you’re in for a proper test of your mettle, but without all the off-field noise and distraction that might accompany, say, …

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Less chance of reverse swing with pink ball – Wriddhiman Saha

India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reckons the extra lacquer on the pink ball could affect its ability to reverse swing. With visibility, particularly during twilight, being such an important peg during a day-night Test, a lot of the preparation has been geared towards how long the pink ball retains its lacquer. …

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