Red ball must still trump pink: Cummins
Pat Cummins remains lukewarm about embracing further day-night Tests outside Adelaide despite Australia extending their perfect pink-ball record.
Australia crushed England by 146 runs in Hobart - the second of two Tests in the Ashes series played under lights - making it 10 wins from 10 day-night Tests.
The majority of those fixtures have been at Adelaide Oval, with Bellerive joining the Gabba and Optus Stadium as other Australian venues to have hosted a day-night Test.
Cricket Australia (CA) made it clear while finding a new home for the fifth Ashes Test, originally scheduled in Perth, that the match must be a pink-ball contest.
Broadcasters remain keen to schedule more Tests under lights, as they offer more prime-time fodder than the standard timeslot.
But Cummins and Mitchell Starc are among the traditionalists in Australia's Test squad when it comes to the innovation.
"Personally, I really like red-ball cricket," Cummins said after Australia secured a 4-0 series win over England.
"Pink ball is great as an event.
"It just has a lot more unknowns, based on conditions.
"It's really hard to get a wicket right for pink ball. If you err on the flatter side, it becomes really, really flat.
"Sometimes the ball swings, sometimes it doesn't. Yeah, so I think red ball is still the ultimate form of Test cricket so as much as possible of that."
Starc, the world's all-time leading wicket-taker in day-night Tests, expressed similar sentiments a week ago.
"Obviously the first time having two (pink-ball Tests) in the one series," the left-armer said.
"In terms of how many pink-ball games you play through a summer, I just hope we don't get too carried away with it. You still want to see see plenty of red-ball cricket."
The recent Ashes series finale was Hobart's first Test since 2016, with Cricket Tasmania (CT) hoping it can return to being a more regular stop on the summer of Test cricket.
"For sure. No reason why not," Cummins said.
"The challenge is we always only ever play four, five or maximum six Test matches in a summer and there's some other pretty big states.
"If the schedule allows it, of course."
CT chairman Andrew Gaggin hoped the Gabba's upcoming redevelopment, for the 2032 Olympics, could help deliver more Tests for Tasmania.
"We've been hosting Test matches since 1989," Gaggin said.
"We can put on a great show.
"When the Gabba is out of action, because they're demolishing it for three years, then we'd ... like to host Tests in those three years.
"Leaving aside anything else we can get."
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