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Sad Day for Test Cricket Fans Are Coming Soon

Sad Day for Test Cricket Fans Are Coming Soon

The New Zealand veteran and former captain Brendon McCullum feels that the day is not far when Test cricket will end surely due to the popularity of T20 cricket.

Cricket news: I am not seeing much hope for Test cricket in the future, says McCullum

When the two English cricketers, Alex Hales and Adil Rashid, told in March that they would give a break to their respective first-class careers and would not focus much on red-ball cricket, many raised questions regarding their decision.

Later the limited-overs captain of England, Eoin Morgan, supported them and added his worry regarding the five-day cricket format. "If something was going to be done about it [Test cricket], it probably should have been done already," said Morgan.

At present Brendon McCullum, who is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, has shared his gloomy outlook and said that there are not many teams who can support the resources to organise Test cricket.

"I firmly believe that Test cricket won't be around in time, because there's only so many teams that can afford to play it. And whilst we all adore Test cricket, and for me it is the purest form of the game - I'm loyal to it - I'm also a realist that people are turning up and watching T20," McCullum said.

He even added that the future of cricket would be similar like football, with the players’ first commitments resting with their respective franchises.

"Long long-term, I see a T20 franchise as owning players, and I don't see them releasing those players to play for their nation in a Test match," he added.

ICC have granted the status of Full Members to Ireland and Afghanistan, raising the number to 12 Test playing nations. Ireland are already playing against Pakistan, while Afghanistan will begin their test career against India next month in Bangalore.

Despite ICC’s efforts to bring more teams into the longer format of the game is not enough to ensure the former and current crickets as they remain unsure about the future of Test cricket.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77