Dean Jones Shares a Great Idea for the Dew Factor in D/N Tests
By Shruti - Nov 2, 2019 7:37 pm
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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has shared a unique idea to fight with the ‘dew factor’ in day-night Tests. He said to change the pink ball if it gets wet in the dew. Cricket experts have already said that dew will be a problem in the first-ever day-night Test in India which is scheduled to be played in Kolkata from November 22.

Dean Jones

“It (the Day-Night Test) is a great initiative. The dew factor is a concern, there is no doubt about that. If the ball is wet, just change it,” Dean Jones told PTI. “The laws of the game have changed. For example in (Sir Don) Bradman’s time, if the team made 200 runs, they got a second new ball. We are playing a night game, if the ball gets wet, just change the ball, it is as simple as that as far as I am concerned.”

Dean Jones said day-night Tests are a huge hit in Australia where the first-ever test was played under the lights back in 2015.

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“I know that Sourav Ganguly (BCCI president) is a huge fan of night cricket, of Test cricket. Pink Ball cricket is huge and (it is) the future of the game because of people’s lives have been busy. The ratings in Australia are massive and I cannot tell you how big it is compared to all the Test matches. People just find it very hard to watch Test cricket during the day because they are too busy,” said Jones.

However, Dean Jones shared his thoughts on the pink ball as well.

“But the pink ball does move around and there is no doubt about that. It is just a matter of just getting used to it (the pink ball), adapting and moving on. That is what you should do in Test cricket,” he said.