Originally Posted by Athlai
I feel they are using a lot more skills than you are giving credit too, if they weren't then any Joe or Jim would be up at the top. You could say the same of ODI's, not all the skills are used in that game that are in test cricket.
Attacking the idea that the skills aren't up to scratch is just a bit too harsh for me, its also going to develop 'new' skills. If players want to play tests, they will play tests, if they want to play T20 they'll play T20. If test cricket is the pinnacle of cricketing skill then it will remain so , but that doesn't mean other games require no skill or even less skill. Different skills for sure though.
Tell me how many wickets do you remember that fell to great bowling.
There are more 'unforced errors" in this format than 'outright winners' and that never makes for great spectacle. Not in tennis and not in cricket.