Proteas’ Aiden Markram embraces Lungi Ngidi after taking a wicket in a Test with Tony de Zorzi and Marco Jansen in the mix.
The future of Test cricket in South Africa is firmly in the spotlight following recent high-profile retirements from the format, and those concerns have been amplified in the build-up to the second edition of the SA20 League, which gets underway from this Wednesday to 10 February.
Test cricket, internationally, has increasingly become the sideshow in the modern game as Twenty20 continues to dominate the cricketing calendar.
It didn’t help that the recent all-format India inbound tour – a main event on the South African calendar for 2023/24 – ended in controversy last week with only five days of Test cricket played (out of a possible 10) over two Test matches, further questioning the state of the longer format of the game.
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