The updated ball was developed in partnership with Cricket Australia in response to offseason feedback from players, coaches and officials to help create a more entertaining spectacle in a variety of conditions.

The ball has the same weight, shape and seam as the previous version but features a more resilient leather lining.

CA Head of Cricket Operations Peter Roach said thorough trials with the new ball produced promising results.

“After an extensive process of testing in the laboratory, training and match conditions, we are confident that given good pitch and weather conditions the refined Turf ball will stay harder for longer, and produce more swing for longer periods.” he said.

Kookaburra and Cricket Australia will gather feedback from all stakeholders after the next two rounds on the future of the updated ball.

It will not be used in Test cricket this summer.

The English Dukes ball will still be used from round seven of Shield competition after the KFC Big Bash break as well as all post-Christmas Toyota Second XI matches.

The West End Redbacks play Western Australia at the WACA from 10:30am local (1pm ACDT) on Friday then tackle Tasmania from 7 December at Blundstone Arena before the end-of-year break.