There has been a great deal of interest in Test cricket in India over the most recent couple of years. A few overviews have shown an ever increasing number of individuals have drawn in with Test cricket and some piece of the credit must be given to the accomplishment of the current Indian group in the configuration. Despite the fact that this upsurge has occurred in India, some different nations have thought that it is hard to make the five-day cricket more worthwhile and get more individuals to watch it.
Previous England cricketer Kevin Pietersen offered his perspective on this matter. As indicated by the veteran batsman, there could be a period soon later on when there will be a couple of groups checking out Test cricket. The previous batsman even anticipated a year when we could see that event. In any case, the Twitter fans were a bit shocked with the forecast made by the cricketer.
As indicated by him, constantly by 2026, England, Australia, and India will be the solitary Test-playing countries. He additionally added that South Africa and Pakistan may likewise be among them.
“This is painful to tweet but I think this is slowly happening… In 2026 there will only be a few Test Match cricketing nations. ENGLAND INDIA AUSTRALIA Possibly SOUTH AFRICA & PAKISTAN,” tweeted by Kevin Pieterson.
This tweet was highly neglected by cricket fans as they excluded the champion team New Zealand from the list and were trolled heavily in twitter by fans.
The New Zealand group has focused on Test cricket and has performed well in the arrangement. In the wake of completing second on the World Test Championship 2019-21 table, Kane Williamson and co. wound up overcoming India in the last in Southampton in June, lifting the debut prize. The greater part of the fans addressed Pietersen for not picking New Zealand.
What Pietersen said probably won’t be altogether false. Britain, Australia, India are three groups who play more Test cricket than some other group. Yet, this can be prevailed upon the way that these three nations, frequently viewed as the ‘Enormous Three’ of International cricket have adequate income streams, which keeps them above water regardless of whether they pass up a major opportunity playing some white-ball cricket.
What’s more, these three groups are right now the lone groups who participate in a Test series of more than 3 matches. For example, in the WTC 2021-23, India plays five matches with England, while they will play Australia for four matches and the Ashes has been of five counterparts throughout the previous twenty years.