May 21, 2009

Radical changes needed to save Tests


As Twenty20 continues to grow in popularity Makarand Waingankar writes in the Hindu that Test cricket needs restructuring if it is to remain the game's premier format. He suggests imposing an over-limit on each side's batting, 125 overs for the first innings and 100 overs for the second innings.

... bifurcation of overs will make the moves of the teams more aggressive. The most important factor will be to show urgency in scoring runs without losing wickets.
The team would have to have wickets in hand to launch into attack in the last 20 overs. Bowlers will have to be aggressive especially in 90-120 over block. This will definitely make some fascinating watching.

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