Lance Klusener doubts if both the teams would be able to properly embrace the new format    Getty Images (File Photo)
Lance Klusener doubts if both the teams would be able to properly embrace the new format Getty Images (File Photo)

South Africa and Zimbabwe are all set to go head to head for the first-time ever in a four-day day-night Test match, set to be played on December 30 at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had earlier given its clearance to both the teams to go ahead with the match. However, the format has received criticism from most of the players. Meanwhile, former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener too has expressed his disapproval for the format. Klusener doubts if both the teams would be able to properly embrace the new format. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2017-18, one-off four-day day-night Test at Port Elizabeth

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“It’s interesting. I’m not so sure. I’m still a traditional, five-day kind of guy. Whether it will work for lesser Opposition and the smaller sides when they play against the bigger sides, who knows? It might be a good start. For us, we are delighted that we get to test ourselves against the Kagiso Rabada of the world.If you ask me if I am a fan of four-day cricket … probably not. But if it gives us the opportunity to play against the bigger nations in world cricket more regularly, then that’s great,” said Klusner, as reported by Sports24.