According to renowned South African cricketer Graeme Smith, India, led by former captain Virat Kohli, set the bar for the advancement of Test cricket. Smith predicts that in the coming years, only five or six nations will take part in the extended format.
Graeme Smith is renowned in his native South Africa. claims that India laid the groundwork for the growth of Test cricket under former skipper Virat Kohli. So Smith predicts that in the years to come, just five or six nations will play the longer format. Smith thinks that just a few countries are currently improving Test cricket.
On the third day of the first Test between South Africa and England, Smith stated on “Sky Sports” that “with Test cricket, it’s primarily iconic nations or the big cricketing nations that are contributing to Test cricket at the moment.”
According to the 41-year-old, Test cricket in India was “truly taken seriously” under Kohli. Thus, Kohli has been in control of the longest format of the game. In addition to previous significant Test victories, he guided India to the World Test Championships’ inaugural final.
The seriousness with which India has approached Test cricket, particularly under Virat Kohli, astounds me. With it, they lifted the bar.
But you won’t have 10, 11, 12, 13, or 14 while we have competing teams. Thus, just five or six countries may still participate in this level of Test cricket, according to Smith.
The newly appointed commissioner of the league, The Smith, praised the expenditure, feeling that it was something that the nation’s cricket regulatory body “desperately needed.” So All six teams in Cricket South Africa’s new T20 tournament have been acquired by IPL owners. Smith said that there was no doubt that South African cricket required the funding.
“Nations like New Zealand, the West Indies, and South Africa must maintain their financial sustainability in order to compete with England, India, and the rest of the world.
The author argues that any leading country, including South Africa, cannot afford to begin to regress. Cricket South Africa (CSA) made the decision to skip a three-match ODI series in Australia in order to have every player available for the league’s debut season.
The league will be given priority for four weeks a year. Smith continued, “I believe that South African cricket may have lost eight to ten players to the UAE league if we hadn’t done this.
“The public also misrepresents the three ODIs. Yes, South Africa hasn’t played well in ODI cricket, and this isn’t the place for them. As a result of missing their crucial summer season to travel to Australia, South Africa is currently experiencing serious financial hardship.
It would be equivalent to requesting that England cancel their summer tour. The decision of South African cricket to play three Test matches is beneficial to the sport. It probably won’t occur frequently.