The much anticipated Test series between hosts India and South Africa has, sadly, been dominated by talk about the playing surfaces.
It's been a year since Australia's Phillip Hughes, cap number 408, passed away, his score forever 63 not out. How has cricket changed?
One suspects the toss winner will bat first, to get settled before the lights come on. And the deck will flatten out as the game unfolds.
England keeper-batsman Jos Buttler now holds all three of his country's fastes ODI hundreds, and he's only scored three in total!