My own pink ball experience has me nervous for Adelaide

Kookaburra have tried 16 different shades of pink in getting from the original 'classic pink' (left) to what I dubbed 'highlighter pink' (right), which will be used this week in Adelaide..

Kookaburra have tried 16 different shades of pink in getting from the original ‘classic pink’ (left) to what I dubbed ‘highlighter pink’ (right), which will be used this week in Adelaide..

The Roar: It’s not quite the same as facing or bowling with the new pink Kookaburra ball, but my own experience with the most important element of the day/night Test cricket revolution hasn’t been brilliant.

The Prime Minister’s XI tour match against New Zealand in Canberra in late October was notable not just because it marked the Black Caps first outing in Australia, but it also marked my ball-by-ball commentary debut for ABC Grandstand radio.

The commentary went very well; better than I’d hoped, even, but that wasn’t the issue. Seeing the pink ball was a bit of an issue, though, and I thought it might be useful to share the experience, and even see if anyone else has had similar trouble. It might just be me!