Day-night Test an advantage for Australia – South Africa paceman Dale Steyn

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn would love to play in a day-night Test in Australia, but admits it could disadvantage his team.

Uncertainty remains over whether the Proteas will play a pink-ball Test in Adelaide in November after they raised concerns over the game.

While Steyn would welcome the opportunity, he said his team could be handing Australia an advantage.

“The difficult part of it comes in if it’s 1-1 and we go into a decider and we play a Test match we’ve never really played before, we’ve never used the pink ball before,” he told

“That could be a little bit of an issue for the guys.

“Australia, having played one before and having played a few first-class games, would have the upper hand on us in that sense.

“We’re not moaning about it, it would just not be a level playing field.”

Despite those concerns, the 32-year-old said one lead-up game in the conditions could be enough for South Africa.

Steyn said he saw Australia’s clash against New Zealand in Adelaide last year and he is eager to feature in one.

“I don’t want to go through my whole career without playing a day-night game,” he said.

“How cool are they? I thought it looked awesome when New Zealand and Australia played one. It looked entertaining, there was a big crowd.

“The ball is pink – it’s something different. You want to test your skills with that whole thing and it’s very exciting.”

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