Michael Clarke feels day-night Tests not required to keep format alive

Michael Clarke, who has led Australia back to the top of ICC Test rankings, felt there was room for all three forms of the game to co-exist and that there was no need to revamp the manner in which Test cricket is played to keep it going.

updated: May 01, 2014 15:07 IST
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New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) might think of day/night Tests as an innovation to keep Test cricket alive and kicking, but Australian skipper Michael Clarke feels that such a revamp is not needed to save the five-day game. (Australia reclaim top spot in ICC Test rankings)

"I think there is room for all three forms of the game. It is great that ODI and T20 cricket can be day/night, but I don't believe we need day/night Tests for Test cricket to survive," Clarke told ESPNcricinfo in an interview.

Clarke, 33, also responded to former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe's recent criticism of Australian aggression towards opposition players. The batsman defended the Aussie approach as tough and fair.

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