“Excellent cricket can become 5-day cricket” – Ajinkya Rahane bats for more results-oriented games


Indian Test Player Ajinkya Rahane reckons that Excellent cricket should be performed over 5 days to make it more achievable. The right-handed cricketer not only assumes it is highly incredible to get a result within four days but also thinks this would prepare the team for the hardships of the format.

Conversation on Friday (January 27) after Mumbai ineffectual qualified for the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, Rahane said it is about impossible to eke out a result in 4-day fixtures, mainly on flat decks. The veteran batter believes the same could be likely with an extra day of play.

He said, as mentioned by the Times of India:

“Excellent cricket can become 5-day cricket. We play Test matches over 5 days and in 5 days, the chance of a result is almost assured. Every game should be result-oriented. In 4-day games on flat tracks, you don’t actually get results. We attempted to get as many results as likely but it becomes challenging.

“In 5-day cricket, that will take place more usually. I don’t know how it can be suited into the calendar, but 5-day cricket will support domestic cricketers get utilized to the rigors of excellent cricket.”

Rahane last performed a Test against South Africa in Cape Town in January and defied the axe after the 3-match series due to poor get back. The 34-year-old only handled 136 runs in 3-Tests against the Proteas at 22.67 with a solitary half-century.

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