Dale Steyn would love to play day-night test matches
South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn has expressed his desire to play the day and night test matches because he considers the pink ball matches as an exciting prospect.
The fast bowler pointed out that the match between Australia and New Zealand last year was entertaining and and the crowd was also involved throughout the entire contest.
“I don’t want to go through my whole career without playing a day-night game,” Steyn told cricket.com.au exclusively in Rajkot.
“How cool are they? I thought it looked awesome when New Zealand and Australia played one.
“It looked entertaining, there was a big crowd.
“The ball is pink – it’s something different. You want to test your skills with that whole thing and it’s very exciting.”
“The difficult part of it comes in if it’s one-all and we go into a decider and we play a Test match we’ve never really played before, we’ve never used the pink ball before,” Steyn said.
“That could be a little bit of an issue for the guys.
“Australia, having played one before and having played a few first-class games, would have the upper hand on us in that sense.
Although cricket South Africa is yet to agree on playing a day-night test match against Australia and their cricketer’s association have expressed concerns over the disadvantage the players might face for their lack of experience with pink ball test matches.
Steyn further added that it is cricket South Africa’s decision as to whether they should go ahead and play this day-night test matches and he would respect whatever decision they make.