Test Cricket- The Ultimate form of Cricket

Test Cricket

Test cricket is the form of cricket with the longest match duration and it is considered the game’s highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams that have been granted Test status determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The term Test comes from the fact that the long duration matches are mentally and physically testing. Two teams of 11 players each play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of a team’s endurance and ability. The first officially recognized Test match took place on 15 to 19 March 1877 played between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

World Test Championship

The ICC World Test Championship is a league competition for Test cricket run by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which started on 1 August 2019. It is intended to be the premier championship for Test cricket. The inaugural World Test Championship Final will be played between India and New Zealand from June 18–22 June 2021 at Ageas Bowl, Southampton, England. With the debates on Test cricket and limited overs cricket existing the cricket fraternity can look forward to discovering the best Test team in the world when the focus has been only on the success of limited overs cricket.

The Ultimate form of Cricket

Test cricket provides no excuses for any one because both sides are left free to showcase their skill in the purest form. Above all what an asset a good bowler and a well-trained fielder can be for a team is shown only in this form of cricket. On the batting side, it is a test of resilience and talent, it is a test of batting wrists and timing and it is a test of how well you can perform when provided a chance. The genuine war of bat and ball is seen in just Test matches, it is the place where the genuine soul of a batsman and bowler is really ‘TESTED’.

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