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Re: What's the (Bonus) Point
Posted by: Supporting Middlesex since 1999
Date: 03/01/2018 19:38
I have heard some people argue that having bonus points doesn’t prepare players for Test matches due to bonus points currently not existing in Test matches. However, I believe that it can prepare players for the challenges a team would face in the fourth innings of a Test match, i.e. having to score x amount of further runs or take x amount of further wickets in x amount of remaining overs. Although those scenarios are part and parcel of any limited-overs match, it is different type of challenge to do those things in a first-class match.

It will be interesting to see whether the ICC World Test Championship, which will begin in 2019, will include bonus points, or whether points will only be awarded according to the match result.

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