Broad wary as England ‘step into the unknown’

The lights are going to be on but will anyone feel at home? Stuart Broad has admitted this week’s day-night Investec Test against West Indies – the first of its kind to be played in the UK – will be a “step into the unknown” and warned that England will have to be on their guard against a side with more experience of the pink ball than them.

The Edgbaston Test will provide a number of challenges, from the question of how the pink Dukes balls will perform, to the difficulties of batting as darkness falls, to the issue of whether starting later and the use of floodlights might require different tactics. Even sleep patterns and meal times will have to be adjusted: the Test will feature a 40-minute interval at tea and only a 20-minute break in the evening.

“This week, I promise you, we are stepping into the unknown,” Broad said. “I just don’t know what to expect.I’ve tried to speak to a…

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