Broad hoping for day-night Ashes Test in Australia


Stuart Broad would love to feature in a day-night Test when England tour Australia in 2017-18. 

The Adelaide Oval served as the venue for the first day-night Test last year, hosts Australia and New Zealand playing with a pink ball under floodlights in a first for the five-day format.

Another match under lights has been scheduled for December in Brisbane, as part of Pakistan's tour of Australia, while India and New Zealand will meet in a day-night Test later this year.

Australia also remain hopeful of convincing South Africa to accept the alternative playing conditions for the first time and England paceman Broad is hoping a pink ball will be used at some stage on the next Ashes tour.

Speaking at an Investec event ahead of England's series with Sri Lanka, Broad told Omnisport: "I'd love to [play in a day-night Test], yeah - that looks a spectacular showpiece really, doesn't it? The sun setting over Adelaide with the pink ball, watching on TV, it looked brilliant.

"I know that some positive feedback has come back from the players as well, so I hope, for sure, that the next time we tour Australia, we play a day-night Test match.

"What a special moment that could be, in a player's career and a supporter's career. We know how well we are supported when we travel Down Under and, as a supporter, being able to witness a day-night Test would be great. And I think it worked really well, it attracted crowds later in the evening."

Broad acknowledges day-night Test matches may not be suited to English conditions.

"I think Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean, these are the places where it can work," he added.

"England might get a bit too cold later in the summer, you'd have to get the weather perfect for it, but what a great initiative and what a great spectacle."