Australia Cricket News: Victoria coach Greg Shipperd wants 12-a-side in Sheffield Shield | ESPN Cricinfo
While I understand his view point, I'm not sure if 4-day cricket should go that route. One of the great things in cricket is having selection dilemma's. Also taking into account possible conditions for your selection. Something like this will also take the all-rounder out the game.
We tried it in one-day cricket and it was ****e.
Those to miss out should just bite the bullet.
It also should be an achievement for any youngster or player to be picked in your domestic sides First XI !