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What is the pink-ball challenge?

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For starters or cricket lovers, pink was the color of agreement when manufacturers tried optic yellow and bright orange, which were easier to catch on the grass and higher by fielders, but batsmen noted brown patches on the pitch. On the color of the seam, producer Kookaburra switched from dark green and white to black, with former Australia captain Steve Smith, getting into the matter said the seam’s needs more visible.

So what, white, red, pink – all cricket balls are made of cork, rubber and wool yarn using similar production techniques. The color of the dye on tanned cowhide, and the difference in ‘finishing’, determine which format the ball is used in. The traditional red colored test ball is immersed or dipped in grease to prevent water from seeping inside the ball. On the other hand, this cannot be done with the Day/Night Test pink ball as the grease will reduce the fluorescent pink, affecting the ball’s visibility under lights. The d/n ball is also finished pigmented and sprayed with a thick coat of pink paint to keep it shining all night, making it easy to spot for fielders, batsmen, fans in the stands and those watching the game on TV it happens, but putting extra stress on maintaining the ball especially its pinkness also slows it down.

Like the white ball used in smaller versions, the pinkie is also flat. When compared to the color red is slightly lighter and gives more swings in the beginning few overs. It performs more twenty percent seam moment . However, the swing disappears once the ball becomes soft. Due to the actual weathering or fading of the leather, pacers find it difficult to achieve reverse swing, and spinners complain of a lack of turn. This often results in long periods of boring play.

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The second Ashes series is going to be held between England and Australia at the Adelaide Ground. After the loss in their first Test match, it will be very difficult for the English team to make a comeback. Fast bowlers like Broad and Anderson have been tipped to make a comeback and have gained extra momentum with the pink ball, something that Coach Chris Silverwood has hinted at.

Joe Root, on the other hand, has alerted his team that it cannot depend on the pink ball to do miracles or wonders as they look to begin their fight back at the Adelaide Oval. Disappointment over a nine-wicket loss in the first Test in Brisbane has gone down in history, as the tourists now plan to return to the series in Thursday’s day/night clash in South Australia.

It is noteworthy that Joe Root knows his team needs to find a way to improve, and ever more, and come up with something concrete. It is the opportunity for the England team to pull their socks up adding victory.

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