Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days (or longer in some historical cases). It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance. The origin of the name Test stems from the long, gruelling match being a "test" of the relative strength of the two sides.
The first officially recognised Test match began on 15 March 1877, between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where Australia won by 45 runs. A Test match to celebrate 100 years of Test cricket was held in Melbourne from 12 to 17 March 1977, in which Australia beat England by 45 runs—the same margin as that first Test.
In October 2012, the International Cricket Council recast the playing conditions for Test matches, permitting day/night Test matches. The first day/night game took place between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on 27 November 2015.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India's squad for the South Africa tour, which will begin in less than a fortnight has seen some much-awaited comebacks but also the absence of some of the most renowned faces especially in the Test format ... India's Test Squad.
He will be lead IndianTest team ...India will play three T20 internationals, three ODIs, followed by two Test matches during the tour of South Africa ... At the moment he has informed the BCCI that he will be playing red-ball cricket, which means he is available for selection for the two Test matches in South Africa,\u201d a source said.
Australia will begin their home summer in the coming weeks, with five Test matches across two series with Pakistan and West Indies headlining the cricket schedule. ... “He has batted at six for most of his Test cricket, but he has been a fantastic No.4 for WA and averages close to 50 in Shield cricket ... but we will leave that to the first Test.".
The Board of Control for Cricket in India senior selection committee will pick four teams which includes India A, India T20I team, India ODI team, and IndianTest team for the tour. Recently, on a podcast, Samson had opened up about being thought of as 'unlucky' as a cricketer after being left out of the national team on a few occasions.
He will be leading the IndianTest team ...India will play three T20 internationals and three ODIs, followed by two Test matches during the tour of South Africa ... At the moment he has informed the BCCI that he will be playing red-ball cricket, which means he is available for selection for the two Test matches in South Africa,\u201d a source said.
But that was not to be, despite his exploits for Sussex in county cricket ... \u201cRuturaj has got all the potential to be successful in Test cricket as well, he has shown his ability in T20 and I am pretty sure he is looking forward to scoring runs for Team India,\u201d he said during the West Indies series.