Sport 24 – Cape Town – Two of South Africa’s senior players, captain Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar, are not in favour of four-day Test cricket even though their board (CSA) wants to trial the concept later this year.

Summary

  • Cape Town – Two of South Africa’s senior players, captain Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar, are not in favour of four-day Test cricket even though their board (CSA) wants to trial the concept later this year.
  • Speaking after the Proteas beat Bangladesh in the first Test in Potchefstroom in a match that went to the fifth day, Du Plessis was of the opinion that players have to work harder to achieve results if the game is five days.
  • Du Plessis said: “I am a fan of five-day Test cricket.
  • Opening batsman Elgar feels the longest version of the game should not be experimented with even though there is concern around the world about the support for Test cricket.
  • Elgar, who is not a first-choice pick for international limited-overs cricket, believes Tests do get good enough crowds.


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