India vs Australia: Will Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli give thumbs up to Shane Warne’s idea?
Shane Warne has given a suggestion to BCCI and CA. Will Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Tim Paine and the two boards support the spin legend's idea?
Bengaluru: Spin legend Shane Warne has given a suggestion to India and Australian cricket boards for the Test series to be played later this year.
Warne wants India and Australia to play five Tests instead of four. The former leg-spinner took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to make this suggestion. He tagged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA), BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly, captains of both countries Virat Kohli and Tim Paine.
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“I’ve said this before-but how good would a 5 test match series between Aust & India be next season. Bris Perth Adelaide D/N Melb & Syd. I hope both the BCCI & CA make it happen. Scheduling is not an excuse @BCCI @cricketcomau @imVkohli @tdpaine36 @SGanguly99 Agree followers ?? (sic),” Warne tweeted on Monday (January 13).
Both India and Australia will play three ODIs starting from today (January 14) in Mumbai. Last year, India won their first-ever Test series in Australia, thus ending a 71-year wait.
India and Australia traditionally play four Tests for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The rivalry between the two countries has grown over the years and fans are always excited to see them compete in all three formats of the game.
The Kohli-led India are currently the top side in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings. They are also the leaders in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) with 360 points. They are unbeaten so far in WTC.