Published: Fri, January 03, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Australia, New Zealand Cricketers To Pay Homage To Bushfire Victims

Australia, New Zealand Cricketers To Pay Homage To Bushfire Victims

"There is still a long way that this team can go and we are looking at all the areas where we can get better", added Root.

Two four-day Tests have already been played after the ICC approved a trial in 2017, while Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said the issue is one his organisation will "consider really seriously" when it looks at its next cycle of worldwide matches from 2023-2031. Overall, he is placed third for most sixes in Test cricket in 2019, as Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal finished with 20 and 19 sixes respectively. "For me that's why it's called test cricket, it's a test of character and skill and doing it over five days in either heat or cold wherever you go around the world, it's where characters come out and players make a name for themselves". To me five days is very special and I'd hate to see it get any shorter.

"I am proud and privileged and it's an honour to play cricket for England".

"Any side with [Joe] Root, [Ben] Stokes, Anderson and Broad - though I'm not sure they'll have all four [playing this week] - should not be playing cricket like this away from home".

ICC's proposal to introduce four-day Tests received stiff opposition from leading Australia spinner Nathan Lyon on Wednesday, who termed it "ridiculous".

Black Caps bowling workhorse Neil Wagner remains a "firm believer" in five-day test cricket.

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"One of the challenges we've got is that the calendar is very congested with ICC events, the World Test Championship and other bilateral cricket", White told Radio Sport. "I'm not a fan of four-day Test matches". "I just literally can not think of one reason why he wouldn't play as long as he wants to, or needs to".

"I'm totally against it [four-day Tests] and I really hope ICC aren't even considering it". Since November greater than 100 fireplace fighters, an incident administration workforce, aviation specialists have supported our workforce's battling the blazes in New South Wales, the RFS headquarters, Northern Rivers, On line casino, and Singleton, Hunter Valley and in Queensland within the headquarters there and the South Japanese area at Charlton, we have been so properly supported by these from so many different nations throughout these awful fires and none extra so than our Kiwi cousins and as you go on the market on Friday, I do know you may be going on the market and significantly the Australian workforce, considering of the disgusting fires which are underway in the mean time and I need to thanks Tim and the workforce and each Captains for the commemoration that you'll make, in carrying the black armbands for many who we have misplaced over the course of those fires particularly, Having misplaced Sam McPaul simply the opposite day and in only a terrible frightful incident simply outdoors of Albury, but in addition Geoff Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer who we misplaced earlier within the fireplace season and your recognition of them in the course of the course of this check match.

"The wickets these days are probably a lot flatter than they have been in the past, so it allows teams to bat longer and put pressure on sides".

One of their most famous victories in recent memory, the series-clincher against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi 13 months ago, also went well into day five. Then you look at the 2014 Cape Town Test in which Ryan Harris then bowled Morne Merkel with two overs remaining.

South African captain Faf du Plessis is a five-day Test advocate, as is star New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner. I think if it's done properly it can be. Day five, a five-day Test match, they are hard work, especially if the conditions aren't in your favour.

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