Test cricket is under pressure –Du Plessis

Photo
Financially – the game is not going five days anymore; people are losing a lot of money; day four and five you don’t get crowds coming in anymore. It’s important that Test cricket is stronger for me. It is still the pinnacle of cricket.

Comments

Stormy's picture
Member since:
15 January 2011
Last activity:
2 days 4 hours

More crying after losing the series I see and what will they say and do if they lose the one day series too!

Anonymous's picture

This guy is nuts. He ordered doctored pitches in SA when SL were there last time and going to do the same again when SL toures again. Then what on earth is he talking about test matches not lasting 05days???
The defeats has certainly made him go bonkers!!

delan82's picture
Member since:
18 October 2009
Last activity:
9 hours 43 min

I have mixed responses to his views...some venues were producing flat tracks to make the game last 4 or 5 days and that was just as damaging to Test cricket. Certainly Australian wickets partly because a lot of them have become drop in pitches have lost some of their traditional characteristics and becoming flatter!

If one pitch in a series favours the batsmen only or bowlers only okay..just not a whole series. Need a balance in the series.

Ideal pitch used to be something like the traditional Gabba one...good carry and bounce. Something for the quicks early on Day 1, then good batting track before taking turn days 4 or 5.

End of the day you want even contests between bat and ball and results!

Post new comment

Note
All anonymous comments are moderated.
  • Avoid abusive remarks and personal attacks.
  • Avoid posting unrelated links.
  • Avoid vulgar or obscene language.
Already a member? Log-in now. Not a member? Sign up for a new account.
CAPTCHA
This step helps us prevent automated submissions from spammers.
5 + 10 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.