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Mitchell Starc has concerns over pink ball

London: Australia paceman Mitchell Starc says he is "yet to be convinced" Kookaburra's pink ball is ready for day/night Test cricket.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc 

The first ever day/night floodlit Test will take place between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide from November 27, with both governing bodies delivering a positive spin on the initiative.

It is hoped that revised playing times can help reinvigorate the longer format, drawing larger crowds and better television audiences in the evenings.

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But Starc, who used a pink ball at the Adelaide Oval during a Sheffield Shield trial, has broken ranks by delivering a less-than-ringing endorsement of Kookaburra's current product.

"It's definitely not a red ball. It doesn't react anything like the red ball, in terms of swing and the hardness of it," he said. "It goes soft pretty quickly.

"I didn't see a huge amount of reverse swing in that game and I don't think it swung from memory too much until the artificial light took over.

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