Sune Luus hopes the cricket world pushes the powers that be to organise more Tests for women

Jhulan Goswami has welcomed the announcement of a Test match for India Women, likely during their tour of England in June-July, and thanked the BCCI for realising “that this format is also important for us”. The fixture will be India’s first in the format since November 2014, a period in which England and Australia have been the only teams to have played Test cricket in the women’s circuit.

“Everyone is very excited. We played a Test match last, against South Africa in Mysore in 2014, and after six [seven] years we are going to play a Test against England,” Goswami said at a press conference on Tuesday after picking up 4 for 42 to lead India to a win in the second ODI against South Africa Women in Lucknow. “We are all excited because Test cricket or days’ match is one thing you, as a cricketer, wanted to play, wanted to go out there and perform well. It involves a lot of challenge – from your mental strength to your physical strength. The game changes every session.”