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.
“I have done a lot of work coming off the back of the winter on myself and my cricket in terms of how I process things ... Five Test matches is a long time and we are up against a very good side in India, who we faced in the winter so it will be exciting to have another crack at them.”.
His first England cap came against India at Manchester in 1974; in all he played five Tests that summer, which included three matches against Pakistan... In 1977 Hendrick took 67 wickets at an average of 15.94 in first class matches, including 14 at 20.71 in three homeAshes Tests, after which Wisden named him one of its 1978 cricketers of the year.
Reportedly, he was among the eight cricketers who came in close contact with all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who has tested COVID-19 positive. The eight cricketers who were identified to have come in close contact with Krunal Pandya have tested negative for COVID-19 in the fresh round of RT-PCR tests carried out on Tuesday.
India off-spinner R Ashwin, who is currently in England, preparing for the upcoming five-match Test series against England, took to his YouTube channel to explain the format of The Hundred and share his views on the same ... The same is happening with cricket's newest format, The Hundred ... The first India-England Tests begins on August 4 at Trent Bridge.
As Suryakumar Yadav gears up to play Test cricket for the first time, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt says if the 30-year-old middle-order batsman gets a game and scores in England, he will prove to the world that he’s a top-class player ... The Mumbai cricketer received his ...
The Covid-19 threat in Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka - apart from weakening the squad for the last two T20 Internationals, has also put a question mark over the travel plans of PrithviShaw and Suryakumar Yadav to England to join India’s Test squad.
Nasser Hussain stood down as England men’s Test captain on this day in 2003. The 36-year-old announced the sudden decision after the first Test against South Africa at Edgbaston ended in a draw ... In all, Hussain, who retired from all forms of cricket the following year, led England in 45 Tests, winning 17 of them ... Latest Cricket.
LIVECricketScore SL vs IND, 2nd T20I... After a day's delay, owing to Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya testing positive for coronavirus, which forced the postponement of the second T20I, cricket action returns for Indian fans.
Test cricket ... Rahane has featured in 74 Test matches since making his debut in 2013.He has scored 4,647 runs in Test cricket at an average of 41.12.The senior batter has amassed 12 centuries and 23 half-centuries, with the best score of 188.Rahane has racked up 1,605 runs on home soil at 36.47.Away from home, he has notched 2,978 runs at 44.44.
India had eight players unavailable for selection after they came into contact with Krunal Pandya, whose positive Covid-19 test on Tuesday pushed the match back by a day. India’s cricket board (BCCI) said that the eight players in question had tested negative yesterday afternoon, but were being asked to isolate as a precaution.
Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and seven players -- Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Chahar, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan, and K Gowtham were identified as close contacts and hence they would not be playing the remaining two T20Is ... "Krunal has tested positive ...