Does it matter where India play at home?4 min read 31 Oct 2019, 11:33 AM IST
Result-wise, it doesn’t matter to India where a test is played but it might influence how many people come to the stadium
India’s recent 3-0 drubbing of South Africa came before an almost non-existent crowd in Ranchi, which was hosting only its second test match. This was a far cry from 20 years ago, when a jam-packed Chepauk stadium in Chennai gave the Pakistani team a standing ovation after a thrilling test match. After the South African whitewash, Indian captain Virat Kohli had this suggestion to restore interest in test cricket in India. “So, in my opinion, we should have five strong test centres," he said. “The team coming to India will know this is where we are going to play and nowhere else."