Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma raised questions on this decision of South Africa Cricket

South Africa named squad for Test series vs New Zealand: A series of two Test matches is being held between India and South Africa. The second match of this series is to be played in Cape Town from Wednesday 1 January. India's tour of South Africa will end with the Cape Town Test. Team India will then host Afghanistan and England at home. South Africa, on the other hand, will tour New Zealand in late January and early February. South Africa have to play a two-Test series on New Zealand tour. South Africa has announced a team full of young players for the Test series on New Zealand tour. The T10 League – SA20 is to be held in South Africa between January 20 and February <>, due to this, young players have been given a chance for the tour of New Zealand. After this decision of the South African Cricket Board, once again questions are being raised about the future of Test cricket. On the eve of the second match of the series against South Africa in Cape Town, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was asked a question about this in the press conference, Rohit Sharma said that it is the duty of the member countries of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to preserve Test cricket as it is still the supreme format of this game.

"For me, Test cricket is still a real challenge and we want the best players to play in this format but everyone has their own problems that they have to deal with and they have to make sure there are reasons behind it," Rohit said when asked about Cricket South Africa's decision.


"I don't know what are the reasons behind it (not selecting top South African players). In Test cricket, you want the best players available for selection but I don't know what conversation took place in Cricket South Africa. As far as I am concerned, priority should be given to Test cricket. "Test cricket should be defended by all of us. It's not the responsibility of one or two countries but of all cricketing nations," he said.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has selected a second-tier Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, which includes seven players who are yet to play international cricket. The SA20s are owned by IPL team owners and the decision to prioritise franchise cricket has been met with severe criticism in world cricket.

Neil Brand (captain), David Beddingham, Ruan de Swardt, Clyde Fortuin (wicketkeeper), Zubayr Hamza, Tshepo Moreki, Mihlali Mpongwana, Duan Olivier, Dane Patterson, Keegan Peterson, Dane Piedt, Renard van Tonder, Shaun van Berg, Khaya Zondo.

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