Brad Hogg bats for Rohit Sharma's three-match WTC final proposal
After India lost their second consecutive World Test Championship final, captain Rohit Sharma opined that the champions should be crowned after a three-match series between the top two sides.
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Indian captain Rohit Sharma was in the firing line after his team capitulated in the WTC final at The Oval against Australia. The veteran batter suggested a three-match final could be ideal instead of the current one-off affair that is being used to determine the WTC champion. Sharma also opined that the final could be played outside England at a different time of the year.
Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg recently opened up on Rohit's idea of a three-match final on his YouTube channel. The 52-year-old was in agreement with Rohit's proposal and also recommended that there should be two divisions, with the top four teams in division one and the rest in division two. He also kept room for associates in a separate third division.
"I agree with Rohit Sharma that the WTC final should be a three-match series, but this time it was a one-match final, and Australia won that, and I am not taking away from that. It is about the game moving forward. I think there should be two divisions with four teams each - the top four teams in division one and the rest in division two. The associates can be in division three and work their way up," Hogg said on his YouTube channel.
The top two teams in division one play a three-match final on the home soil of the top team in the table: Brad Hogg
The division system is prevalent in the English County Championship and also the football leagues. With scope for promotion and relegation, the smaller teams have a lot to gain, while the bigger teams are on their toes with no room for complacency.
Hogg went on to explain his model further as he kept scope for the top-ranked teams in the first division to have the right to play the three-match final at home.
"The top two teams in division one play a three-match final on the home soil of the top team in the table. Then the teams ranked three and four in division one play against teams that finished top two in division two."
"Team three of division one will play at home against team two of division two, and then team one of division two will play team three of division one," Hogg concluded.