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Amla against the idea of four-day Tests
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Amla against the idea of four-day Tests

Test cricket, the longest format of the game, has gone through a few changes recently. This also led towards growing calls of having four-day Test matches. While a major chunk is against tinkering with the original and purest format of the game, others don’t see any harm in doing a bit of experiment. Therefore, this debate is grabbing a lot of attention now.

Recently, former South African batsman Hashim Amla became a part of it as he negated the idea of having Tests consuming only four days. The prolific retired batsman, who still plays T20 cricket around the globe, said that he would try to keep the Tests to five days if he has the power. He admitted that he didn’t think a lot about it, but believes that it is not a great idea to change the existing format.

This response comes immediately after the Indian skipper Virat Kohli strongly turned down the idea of playing Tests in 4 days. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how International Cricket Council (ICC) responds to this situation as they also want to enlarge the audience of the red-ball cricket.