How, as coaches, do we keep promoting the virtues of the ultimate format, Test cricket?
ODI and T20 cricket are both brilliant formats that have helped to develop broader interest levels in cricket across the globe whilst opening our eyes to advancements in fielding techniques, batting options and athleticism.
Test match cricket is a very different game to watch now because of the shorter formats and that's a good thing.
However, the challenge for me is to keep India interested in playing longer format cricket. The dominant Indian performances in the ODI series against England are a stark contrast to the pitiful 3 day capitulations that we saw at the back end of the Test matches.
This has nothing to do with ability, as the Indians have excellent players within their Test Team. To me it comes down to the attitude that the BCCI and has towards Tests. This rubs off on the player development system and, most importantly, upon the players.
We all know that if India lose interest in Test Match cricket, then the format will start a rapid slide into extinction.
So what's the solution?