Why Is Test Cricket the Best Form of Cricket?

Muhammad Umar Jawed@@MUJAWEDCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2009

SCARBOROUGH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Ajmal Shahzad of Yorkshire kisses the stumps as he celebrates the wicket of Ian Bell of Warwickshire during the LV County Championship Match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at North Marine Road on August 26, 2009 in Scarborough, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

There has been much debate lately about whether test cricket should be demolished or changed.

I think differently: Test cricket should continue as it is right now; it's still the "Best Form" of cricket.

Every genuine cricket follower will prefer test cricket over all of the others, but definitely cricket's not so "serious" followers will rate T20 or ODIs better.

The reason for supporting test cricket is that a player is tested in this form. Test cricket needs a lot of hard work. In test cricket, not only do you have to score runs, but you also have to save wickets. This is unlike T20 in that, like baseball, there is a rule "hit out or get out."

Test cricket tells the players temperament and his activeness on the ground. Test cricket also requires players to be in good condition.

Every cricket fan will agree with me on this: The biggest treat for a cricket fan is to watch a test match between two balanced teams on a good wicket. You might agree that only test cricket makes cricket different from other sports.

This is my opinion. Please share your opinion, too!

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