The Ashes is underway and Joe Root’s team is looking to make a comeback after a loss at the Gabba.
It is now in Adelaide and Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad are expected to return for tourists.
Action will begin on the morning of 16 December – and this Test will use the pink ball.
Why is the pink ball being used?
The traditional red ball is very difficult to pick up in the event of a flood.
The white ball traditionally seen in limited overs cricket hits the players’ kit and screen.
Normal red balls are dyed to achieve their colour, while white and pink balls are dyed.
Will the ball behave differently?
Players claim that the pink ball becomes soft quickly.
They also report that further swings can be expected.
This movement through the air increases when the natural light fades.
When will the pink ball be used in the Ashes?
The pink ball is mainly used for day/night Tests, so it can be used in light and dark conditions.
As such, it will be used for the second Test in Adelaide which will take place on Thursday, 16 December at 4 a.m. GMT.
That match is the only scheduled day/night of the series, so the normal Red Kookaburra will be used for the rest of the series.