June 7, 2012

Test cricket

What is this primacy of Test cricket?

Nikita Bastian

Time to be honest about the place Test cricket occupies in today's scenario, says Dileep Premachandran, in Wisden India.

In the current dispensation, this is what it is. It’s a traditional Boxing Day Test being scrapped in South Africa, so that a Twenty20 game can be played instead. It’s a series that will decide the world’s best Test team being downgraded to three matches so that the heart of the English summer can be given over to five One-Day Internationals. It’s players being allowed to skip a Test tour so that they can recover from their Indian Premier League exertions.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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