Cricket: Kane Williamson believes the allure of test cricket is back after West Indies’ historic win over Australia

Kane Williamson says the romance of test cricket is back after the West Indies’ test win over Australia in Brisbane.   

Williamson was one of many cricket fans who sat back and watched in awe as Shamar Joseph bowled West Indies to their first test win down under since 1997.   

The Blackcaps’ white ball captain believes the West Indies success, as well as England’s surprise victory over India a day later, will provide a much-needed boost to the format.    

“Yeah, why not, Aussie are the number one team in the world anywhere they play but especially at home they are incredibly clinical.   

“Not just the opposition [West Indies] were playing but the cricket that was played. And not just that match but also England and India, two incredible games that, you know, are great advertisements for the sport.   

“It sort of captured all cricket lovers I think and that’s why the format is so special.”   

The victory was even more sweet for the Caribbean nation after they were forced to pick seven uncapped players for the two-test series, as some more senior players opted to play Twenty20 franchise cricket instead. 

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