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Sourav Ganguly Hails Ashes As Breathtaking Test Cricket Affair
By CricShots - Jul 10, 2023 12:30 pm
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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his admiration for Test cricket and the ongoing Ashes series between Australia and England. Despite the challenges faced by the longer format of the game in the era of franchise cricket, Ganguly believes that recent matches have shown the importance of preserving Test cricket.

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Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly took to Twitter to share his thoughts, emphasizing the thrilling nature of the Ashes series and its significance in showcasing the beauty of Test cricket. He tweeted, “People keep questioning test cricket… the last 4 test matches… hope have shown everyone why we need to keep playing it and preserving at its best… it’s been just absolutely breathtaking to watch… as good as any format anywhere in the world.”

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The Ashes series, known for its historic rivalry between England and Australia, has captivated fans with its competitive matches and closely fought encounters. After suffering a 4-0 defeat in the previous edition, England aimed to bounce back with a new revolution.

However, Australia took an early advantage by winning the first two matches of the five-match series. England managed to secure a victory in the third match, but all the games have been closely contested, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

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Ganguly’s appreciation for the ongoing Ashes series highlights the enduring appeal and excitement that Test cricket can bring. Despite discussions about potential changes to the format, such as shortening matches to four days, Ganguly believes that the recent matches have demonstrated the value and thrill of Test cricket.

The fourth match of the Ashes series is scheduled to begin on July 19 at Old Trafford. England will be determined to win and keep their hopes alive of regaining the urn after eight years, while Australia will be aiming to seal the series victory in Manchester.