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.
But many commentators said Test cricket had been damaged by its 22nd two-day match in history as the longer format fights the mounting popularity of Twenty20 ... “My worry for the future of Test match cricket is that Channel 4 would have bid an amount of money to put Test match cricket on the station for us all to see,” he told BBC.
These kinds of wickets are bad advertisement for Test match cricket ... “In 2004, after a Test ... finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on thes… https.//t.co/xbsm3bbDxO— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1614263620000.
Test cricket at its peak, like a series in India, has always been a test of every fibre of a cricketer’s being, but never more so than now ... If cricket can be cruel though – crueller than any other sport because a Test series abroad goes on for so long away from home – and ...
“finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for Test cricket” ... He added that Test cricket’s beauty lies in an even contest, of centuries scored, standing ovations, bowling skills and that neutral curators, like neutral umpires, could be a way forward.
With India 2-1 up in the four-Test series and needing a draw to qualify for the final at Lord's from June 18-22, another turner is currently out of question as the home team will be aiming to take minimal risks as far as the track is concerned ... Motera pitch bad advertisement for Test cricket, says Dilip Vengsarkar ... Cricket.
Former England captainMichael Vaughan has slammed the BCCI for producing pitches that are not deemed good enough for Test cricket and said the more India is allowed to "get away with whatever they wish", the more "toothless" the ICC will look ... Test cricket is not about accepting ...
England Men’s and Women’s Cricketers Involved in Ugly Spat on Twitter After 10-Wicket Defeat to India in Day-Night Test... In the article, he also spoke about the broadcasters who might not be happy investing in Test Cricket if pitches like these are made ... Cricket Addictor ... Cricket Addictor·3-min read.