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Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia to feature five Tests

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Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia extend to five Tests

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Test rivalry between India and Australia is set to intensify next summer as the BCCI and CA announced the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played as a five-Test series. For the first time since 1991-92, India and Australia will compete across a five-Test series.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah expressed, “The BCCI remains steadfast in its dedication to preserving the rich heritage of Test Cricket, a format we hold in the highest esteem.” The extension of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to five Tests highlights the commitment to nurturing Test cricket’s significance and upholding its legacy.

Mike Baird, CA Chair, stated, “We are absolutely delighted the Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been extended to five Tests given the intense rivalry between our two great cricketing nations.” Australia looks forward to hosting India and hopes to overcome the skillful Indian team in what is expected to be an enthralling series.

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India has been the more dominant team in the last four Test series against Australia, winning each time. This includes winning the Test series in Australia in back-to-back years, from 2018–19 and 2020–21. The extension of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy reflects the nations’ enduring commitment to Test cricket’s preeminent international format.

The extended series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be a headline of the 2024-25 home summer schedule. The collaboration between the BCCI and CA aims to elevate the essence of Test cricket and provide fans worldwide with an intense and exciting spectacle. The upcoming series is anticipated to captivate cricket enthusiasts with its competitiveness and thrill.

The announcement of the extended Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the upcoming summer has garnered excitement among cricket fans. As the anticipation builds for the five-Test series between India and Australia, cricket lovers are eagerly awaiting the showdown between the two cricketing powerhouses on the field.—IANS

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