Pakistan hope to play day-night Test against West Indies ahead of their tour to Australia. West Indies are set to play two Tests and six One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in October this year in UAE. PCB considers this to be a base before the major tournament begins.
On speaking about day-night Test, former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said, “”It was one of the things discussed in the cricket committee’s previous meeting. If you don’t have match practice it will become difficult to play at Test level.
The bowlers are at advantage in the evening session and it becomes very difficult for batsmen under lights. That is one reason the cricketers from other countries are also reluctant to play Tests under lights.
Misbah further added, while speaking to cricket.com.au, “One more reason is the lack of match practice with the pink ball. The players have hardly played any cricket under these conditions at the domestic levels. They need more match practice before playing it at international level.”
Misbah also supported day-night Test and said cricket needs it more often, “Although we as players have some concerns about playing under lights, especially the batsmen who have found it difficult to bat in the evening session with the pink ball, I think day-night Test cricket is (needed),” he said.
“There will be excitement among players but at the same time there will be some concerns too because Test cricket is already quite difficult and it will become even more difficult for the batsmen.