News International – Mark Waugh criticises India’s ‘selfish’ day-night Test refusal

SYDNEY: India’s refusal to play a day-night Test in Adelaide is “selfish” and hinders efforts to reinvigorate Test cricket, Australia’s former Test batsman Mark Waugh said on Wednesday.

Summary

  • Mark Waugh criticises India’s ‘selfish’ day-night Test refusal SYDNEY: India’s refusal to play a day-night Test in Adelaide is “selfish” and hinders efforts to reinvigorate Test cricket, Australia’s former Test batsman Mark Waugh said on Wednesday.
  • India have declined to play their maiden day-night Test against Australia, leaving the December 6-10 series-opener in Adelaide a day match, and remain the lone frontline team not to have featured in one.
  • “It’s a little bit selfish from India’s point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket,” Waugh said on Australia’s Big Sports Breakfast radio show.
  • “Their team is pretty well suited to day-night cricket, they’ve got a string of fast bowlers, so they don’t just rely on the spinners, and their batsman are technically very good as well,” Waugh explained.
  • India play three twenty20 internationals, four Tests and three One-day Internationals in their tour of Australia from November to January.


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