Sunday, January 1, 2012

Test Cricket -A Beauty !!

The oldest and the most exciting form of cricket... It's the test for a player's temperament and his technique... Playing test cricket is not a easy task,since one need to be 100% fit so that he can withstand the wear and tear which his body will face over the five days of match... Test cricket is the most interesting form of cricket since both batsmen and bowlers can dominate in the same match..

The  import thing for a batsmen to succeed in test arena is to apply all the skills which he possess and play out session by session... For a bowler to succeed he needs to have a lot of patience and make the batsmen play as many deliveries as possible.. Also a bowler needs to put the ball in right areas consistently and needs to ask questions in batsmen's mind constantly..

Conditions vary from country to country... In England ball will seam and swing around a lot. so batsmen needs to b moving their feet to counter the swing to b successful in these conditions. Also a bowler needs to bowl full in length to get the movement that can trouble the batsmen.. In Australia there 'll b seam and bounce so the batsmen needs to be good in their back-foot strokes and also they need to be good in front-foot too. A blower needs to bowl  slightly back of length deliveries... In SA the pitches 'll b lightning quick.. In NewZealand the pitch condition changes depending on the weather conditions prevailing at that season.

In sub-Continent many pitches are flat and dead tracks,some tracks will take spin and provide tough situation for players from other part of the world. (Fast)Bowlers need to bowl their heart out to get some purchase from the wicket.
Whereas there'll be plenty of purchase for the spinners.

A good batsmen is one who will play in all tracks without difficulty. A good bowler is one who can adopt to all pitch conditions and adjust his line and length quickly. Now a days people are getting attracted to T-20 a lot. T-20 destroys cricket. It is just a commercial form of cricket.It is just about hitting the ball. U can even succeed in t20 without skills and techniques... There wont be any respect for bowlers.

Youngsters need to play test cricket before getting into national team. Now a days chances are given depending on t20 performances. A player who has done well in domestic test tournament needs to be given the chance ahead of a t20 player. Also the pitches used for domestic circuit needs to be laid in international standards so that players can cope up to the international tracks easily :)


  1. cricky freaky athi :P nice post da :) keep writin, do comment back fa dis post :)

  2. i think u haven't understood many of the cricketing terms... :)