McMillan: Kiwis excited for Adelaide Test

New Zealand

Batting coach Craig McMillan says New Zealand are looking forward to the third and final Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval as the two teams steps into historic territory.

The Black Caps and the Aussies will play the first ever day-night Test in the history of cricket, and although there were some concerns about changing the traditions of the game, McMillan says their camp is excited.

Tickets for the match at the Adelaide Oval, starting on 27 November, have been selling fast, with the first three days of the match set to be sold out.

McMillan said: "I don't know how the Australians are thinking, all I know is talk of 50,000 on the first day of a Test match, for us, is very exciting. We generally don't play in front of crowds like that in terms of Test cricket.

"There is a lot of excitement. We've heard a lot about the Adelaide Oval, its redevelopment and how it looks. Everyone we've talked to says what an amazing stadium it is.

"We're certainly more happy with our performance in the second Test than the first. I think guys have gained a lot of confidence individually and as a group from the performance in Perth.

"With this being a little bit of an unknown because it's a different situation – it's at night, it's a different ball – there's an excitement. I think there's not a lot between the two sides, so it all adds up to an exciting Test match ahead."