Adelaide. Pink ball. Win the toss and… ?

Will Steve Smith cast his mind back to the last time he captained a side in Adelaide, under lights, and with a pink ball?

Will Steve Smith cast his mind back to the last time he captained a side in Adelaide, under lights, and with a pink ball?

The Roar: Guess? Hope for the best?

It might be the case that the first ever day/night Test Match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what isn’t or isn’t the best thing to do.

Starting each day’s play later and going into the night was already going to add new elements of guesswork around the toss. But now a different type of ball too?

When Steven Smith tosses the coin this afternoon in Adelaide, his New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum must first decide if he sticks with ‘heads’. McCullum has lost the toss in four of the five Tests the Black Caps have played thus far in 2015, including both Tests in Australia this series.