What is the difference between the Red ball and the White ball in cricket?

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Lily Chitlangiya asked 09-Nov-2021 in Sports by Lily Chitlangiya

What is the difference between the Red ball and the White ball in cricket?

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Harshal Vispute answered 24 days ago by Harshal Vispute

In cricket, the cricket ball is very significant. Traditionally, red cricket balls were used, but white cricket balls were brought into the game as time went on. The pink ball has recently been used in a few test matches. The rationale for the pink ball in test matches is that red cricket balls are difficult to see at night under yellow floodlights, as they take on a brownish colour that is very similar to the pitch's colour. The white cricket ball is used in one-day and T20 cricket matches.

Test matches use a red ball, while T20 and ODI matches use a white ball. The difference between these two balls has been determined through research based on the results of cricket experts and players.


Because so many people watch cricket on the internet and on television, the white ball has higher visibility at night than the red ball, and it is more visible on screen. Because so many people watch cricket on the internet and on television, the visibility of the balls is required for the viewers.

The white ball is said to have a smoother swing than the red ball.

The white cricket ball is more durable than the red cricket ball.

Kookaburras, on the other hand, employ the same manufacturing technique to manufacture their balls, with the exception of the colour used for dying. They say that their white and red cricket balls have the same swinging qualities, which contradicts player and researcher assertions that the white ball swings more than the red one.