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Will Test cricket vanish in ten years?

April 06, 2016 13:30 IST

India's Captain Virat Kohli celebrates victory in the third Test against South Africa at Nagpur in December 2015

IMAGE: India's Captain Virat Kohli celebrates victory in the third Test against South Africa at Nagpur in December 2015. Photograph: BCCI (Image used for representational purposes)

Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg has predicted that Test cricket will be extinct in next ten years after the recently-concluded World T20 in India received huge success.

West Indies, who are failing to perform in the longer formats, won the T20 format's pinnacle event after thrashing England by four wickets in the finals at EdenGardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

The match also saw Carlos Brathwaite strike England's Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes in the last over to win the coveted prize for the second time.

Following the World T20 success, Hogg said that Test cricket is finished and that it would probably die in next five to ten years, Sport24 reported.

Insisting that Windies were back on track with the World T20 win, Hogg believes the Caribbean side would have a great future in the shortest format of the game.

Echoing similar views, Australian great Greg Chappell pointed out that it is  easier to build up a competitive T20 team but extremely difficult to sustain a Test side.

Chappell further admitted that Test cricket is under pressure of being extinct in next few years and there is an immediate need to preserve it. 

 

Source: ANI