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Virat Kohli Prefers The Dukes For Test Matches

Written by Vishwas Gupta

India captain Virat Kohli believes that India should ditch the SG ball, because according to him, it scuffs up too easily. He further said he would prefer to see the Dukes ball in Tests.

“The quality of the SG balls used to be quite high before and I don’t understand the reason why it has gone down because Dukes ball is still good quality, Kookaburra is still good quality,” said Kohli.

Kohli added: “I totally agree with him (Ashwin). To have a ball that is scuffed up in five overs is not something that we have seen before.”

The SG has always been used by India in five-day international and domestic games, while England use Dukes for Test cricket and Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka prefer the Kookaburra.

Kohli, whose side recently lost a five-Test series in England 1-4, said: “The Dukes ball is the most suited ball according to me in Test match cricket, and if there is a situation I would vouch for it to be used all over the world because of the consistency.”

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