India skipper, and one of cricket’s most powerful players, Virat Kohli has thrown his support behind Adelaide Oval as his preferred host of an India vs Australia pink ball test match.

Day/Night test matches have long been a sticking point between Australia and the powerful, with the Indian cricket board declining invitations to play a pink ball test match, despite their ongoing popularity in Adelaide.

Although no formal agreement has been reached as yet, the support from players was thought to be one hurdle that would need to be crossed before securing the Adelaide test match. The news could also bring an end to conjecture surrounding whether or not the South Australian capital will lose its prized test match to either Brisbane or Perth.

Cricket Australia has not yet confirmed whether a day/night match at Adelaide Oval will go ahead, and maintains that the 2020/21 schedule is still being planned.