Sydney: World Twenty20’s popularity once again proves to be a threat for Test cricket format.
According to details the popularity gained by the recently played WT20 in India has once again darkened the future of long duration test cricket. Former Australian pacer Rodney Hogg watching the current situation speculates that Test cricket would vanish within the next ten years. West Indies which has failed to show excellent performance in test cricket succeeds in becoming the world champion in WT20. They beat England by 4 wickets in a nerve wrecking match played at Eden Gardens. During the last over bowled by Ben Stokes in this match Carlos Brathwaite’s four consecutive lusty sixes were memorable due to which West Indian side won handsome amount of money for the second time. After the glorious victory of WT20 cup while speaking to the media Hogg said test cricket is diminishing and probably within the next five to ten years the long format cricket would disappear.
He said West Indies would return to their normal course after their victory in short format, Hogg is confident that West Indies team has a bright future ahead in T20 cricket.
Australia’s renowned player Greg Chappall is also of the same opinion, he indicated that its easy to prepare an identical T20 team but very difficult to build a test side and make it run on the right course. Chappall admitted that test cricket’s fading out in the coming days is creating tremendous pressure and there is a great need to protect it.