Black Caps wicketkeeper BJ Watling admits the pink ball is going to take some getting used after the side's first official practice session in preparation for the inaugural night Test against Australia in Adelaide next month.
The New Zealand side is having a three-day training camp in Hamilton and had a fielding session under lights at Seddon Park on Wednesday night.
The Black Caps will play three Tests against Australia next month, the first two with the traditional red ball in Brisbane and Perth, with the third and possible series decider in Adelaide with the pink ball.
Watling said there were some similarities with the white ball used in one day cricket.
"It was all right... it felt pretty similar to what a white ball does in a black sky, you lose a bit of depth of perception. It did look like it swung a bit, a little bit of wobble, but Adelaide will be a different temperature so I don't know how that will affect it," he said.
On Thursday night the side play a practice match under lights with the pink ball.