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New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has conceded that he is thrilled to be taking part in the inaugural day-night Test in November.
The first-ever day-night Test will see New Zealand take on Australia using a pink Kookaburra cricket ball from November 27 in Adelaide.
“I think it’s going to be different, it’s something that hasn’t been tried before,” Williamson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “It’s exciting to be one of the first teams to try (the pink ball) on the international stage. There’s a lot of unknowns but that’s what comes with an exciting opportunity.”
In order to prepare for the occasion, New Zealand will have an open wicket practice for two days in Hamilton next week, during which they will attempt to get accustomed to the pink Kookaburra ball.
Meanwhile, Williamson made it clear that the Blackcaps will not be underestimating Australia during the Test series even though the Baggy Greens have lost many of their senior players to retirement.
“There have been a few retirements, but there’s a reason why the Aussies are the best and it’s because they have got so much depth,” he said. “Particularly in that part of the world, it’s going to be tough, but that’s something the guys are all looking forward to.”