Karachi: Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has suggested an India and Pakistan Test series as cricket needs a four-test match series between the arch-rivals.
According to Hogg, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened the doors of the ultimate cricket rebirth and the fans are starving for competitive cricket.
“The viewers want to see competitive cricket, so scarp the World Test Championship for a while and get a couple of series that are really going to ignite the interest in cricket around the world,” Hogg said on his official YouTube channel.
“Firstly scrap this summer’s India against Australia five-match series through the Australian summer and have the Ashes played there but on the flip side of not having India there, where would they play? They will play against Pakistan over the Christmas period, two in India and two in Pakistan,” he added.
The 49-year-old also gave three reasons for the Indo-Pak series. “Firstly Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, who is the better out of these two? well, it will be proven in this series. Then you’ve got [Jasprit] Bumrah against [Shaheen Shah] Afridi, quality bowling attack,” he maintained.
“At last, it’s spinners [Ravichandran] Ashwin against Yasir Shah and it’s all on Asian conditions. It will be great for the ICC and all those cricket boards financially straight after this pandemic,” he concluded.
It must be noted that Pakistan and India last played a Test series in 2007. Earlier former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar also suggested and Indo-Pak series to give much-needed entertainment to people across the world in the current tough situation.