On Monday, the legendary Australian spinner, Shane Warne has proposed for a five-match Test series, including a day/night game between India and Australia next season, after Virat Kohli expressed his thought of considering to play with the pink ball Test Down Under later this year.
India is scheduled to tour Australia starting in November which will include four-match Test series, three ODIs and as many T20Is as part of the calendar cycle that ends in 2021. India was requested to play a day/night Test in Australia during the 2018-19 tour but the visitors had declined the offer.
However, on the eve of the three-match ODI series opener against Australia in Mumbai, Kohli said his side is “ready and up for the challenge.” After Kohli’s statement, Warne asked the BCCI and Cricket Australia to schedule a five-match Test series instead of four between the two countries in the next calendar cycle which will be commencing in 2023.
Warne had tweeted: “I’ve said this before-but how good would a 5 test match series between Aust & India be next season. Bris Perth Adelaide D/N Melb & Syd. I hope both BCCI & CA make it happen. Scheduling is not an excuse @BCCI @cricketcomau @imVkohli @tdpaine36 @SGanguly99”.
I’ve said this before-but how good would a 5 test match series between Aust & India be next season. Bris Perth Adelaide D/N Melb & Syd. I hope both the BCCI & CA make it happen. Scheduling is not an excuse @BCCI @cricketcomau @imVkohli @tdpaine36 @SGanguly99
Agree followers ??
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 13, 2020
India and Australia will lock horns in a three-match ODI series that started in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Ahead of the ODI series, Kohli said, “Look we played the day-night Test here, we were pretty happy with how it went and it has become a very exciting feature of any Test series and we are absolutely up to playing day-night Tests. We are absolutely up for the challenge and whether its Gabba, Perth doesn’t matter to us.”