Is test cricket still alive ?

India
November 20, 2009 6:01am CST
There has been lots of discussion all over the world, but I guess if we continue to play on such dead pitches like we had in Motera, then test cricket is surely heading towards slow death. I always prefer test cricket to other forms of cricket, but if the standard of the pitches we plays is like this, then I believe more people would start skipping it.BCCI should be ashamed of preparing these kind of pitches for the opening matches in a test series. When test cricket is struggling to be alive in the long run, these kind of pitches are actually killing test cricket.Do you agree or not ?
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5 responses
• India
21 Nov 09
hi vicky22101984. How are you. Your views are very correct.But my opinion is that test match has got its'kind of taste; it is good to watch also. Only pity aspect is that even after playing full 5 days the match ends in draw means we are unable to appreciate; there only people lose interest both to play and to watch. Thanks to every authorities that alternative matches like 50 overs and 20 overs matches have been introduced which keep the fans and players more live and interesting. Even in test matches if some changes are made I think almost all the test matches would also be more thrilling. One of my suggestions is that by dividing the four innings and times of actual play some overs may be fixed as maximum say 100 or 125 overs like that so that like ODI if the innings does not come to close within the maximum overs the team has to automatically close the innings and the opposite team would start its innings; by this I hope there would be result of victory to any one team and there would be very little chance for draw. I like to hear the opinion of our friends. Thanks for the opportunity to share my views. WITH BEST WISHES.
• India
24 Nov 09
But, then crickets records will get modified.
@poona_m (336)
• India
20 Nov 09
HOw many of you have gone to a theatre to watch a play performed live? I believe none of you.Because those who watch plays do never like movies as much. the real talent of acting is shown in plays where everything is sponteneous. Movies might be more successful but plays have their own special place in hearts of many. Similar is the story of Test cricket and T20. T20 may have a very high entertainment value but it is not pure cricket. It is more entertainment than skill and talent. Even the players in international cricket agree that its more satisfing to play a test match than a T20 match. Also for the people who understand cricket better they know that the real fight is seen in test cricket. Where winning each session becmes so important when the match is played on lively pitches. Those who say T20 is better cricket than test are only interested in the entertainment and not in the sport. Why not go and watch a good action movie of 2 hours then rather than watching a T20 cricet match? For me Test cricket is the real cricket and it will always be there. Ofcourse with changing timesthere will be adaptations and evolution of the game.
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• India
21 Nov 09
Hi poona_m. How are you. Your comments on test cricket and T20 cricket matches are,I consider very good and enjoyable. As you rightly point out T20 matches are like full action movies and that test matches are like classic movies. We can enjoy both the movies. T20 matches testify the stamina and power, force etc. Test matches testifies the players' stamina in standing all the day in hot sun and winter, tactful bowling, batting, long standing while batting, patience etc. So we cannot under estimate and neglect the test matches. Thanks for the opportunity to share my views. WITH BEST WISHES.
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23 Nov 09
hell yaa...... test cricket won't die .... i would prefer to watch test cricket ...... It may not the mosting thrilling form of the cricket....but it is THE classiest form of cricket......and a true cricket lover will not never let go the best form of cricket..... \,,,/
@mains50 (299)
• Canada
20 Nov 09
yes i agree, test cricket for all countries are going down not many people are watching them because its boring not any amazing bowlers to watch and also because of 20/20 which in like 4 years will replace test cricket. We need amazing bowlers like wasim akram, shane watson, kambli and waqar younis who were amazing to watch and put on a fantastic show that everybody has dreamed of. So untill we get amazing bowlers into cricket, people wont watch test cricket.
• India
20 Nov 09
I guess you are totally wrong here in the stats or mentioning of names. Name me any great bowler with the name of Shane Watson and Kambli.
@mains50 (299)
• Canada
21 Nov 09
wasim akram is one of the best bowler ever there was, how can u deny that?
• India
24 Nov 09
Kambli and Shane Watson are not great bowlers. Remember that .
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
20 Nov 09
I think with the t20 matches into cricket every one has lost interest in one dayers itself then how u can expect some one to watch out the test matches.I only watch the test cricket for score updates nd never enjoy watching a test match for the complete five days.i find it interesting for the highest scores india nd records being made.gud day.
• India
20 Nov 09
But watching Sachin Tendulkar playing in any form of cricket is in itself mind bobbling. I can watch cricket as long as Tendulkar is playing. Lets see if we can improve the standard of Test cricket or not.