SA20 will be played only for four weeks a year and there will be plenty of opportunity to play Test cricket: Graeme Smith

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South Africa has to play a two-match Test series against New Zealand from 4 February.

Graeme Smith. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The second edition of the SA20 is starting from January 10 and the tournament will be played till February 10. South Africa has to play a two-match Test series against New Zealand from 4 February. This is the reason why Cricket South Africa has announced its B team for the two-match Test series against New Zealand.

In fact, many experienced players of South Africa will be seen playing in the upcoming season of SA20 and that is why Cricket South Africa has included many young players in the team in the two-match Test series against New Zealand. There are 7 uncapped players in this team. There are many people who have strongly criticized this South African team.

Not only this, Cricket South Africa is also being heavily criticized for the fact that many players are giving more importance to T20 cricket instead of Test matches. Now former South African captain Graeme Smith has given his side regarding this. According to him, both Test cricket and SA20 can be played together. He also said that SA20 will only be played for four weeks and there is plenty of time throughout the year to play Test cricket.

ODI cricket may also face a lot of challenges: Graeme Smith

According to Sportsstar, Graeme Smith said, ‘SA20 is played only for four weeks a year and I don’t think it will cause any problem to anyone. Due to this franchise league tournament, South Africa will get many such young players who will be seen playing for the national team in international cricket in the future. I think it is only a matter of four weeks and there are still a lot of chances left to play Test cricket.

Regarding ODI cricket, Graeme Smith said, ‘There are two more World Cups which have been sold to broadcasters. in South Africa in 2027 and in India in 2021. ODI cricket may also have to face a lot of challenges in the middle of this cycle. People are no longer enjoying watching the game which is slowing down. This can be said by looking at Test cricket and many people are enjoying T20 a lot and it is also becoming very successful.

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