Originally Posted by SteveNZ
I agree with the sentiment though. Absolute nothing matches, made even less memorable as a result of the rain. And the crowds look abysmal. Surely three Tests, three ODIs and a T20 was the way to go. Tests always mean something. ODIs are a dinosaur and T20 shouldn't really be played at international level.
I agree with the sentiment too. The 3/3/3 series would obviously have been best and I wonder where the articles in the media complaining about that were, or for that matter the same schedule for the recent Windies series. My opinion on ODIs has changed in last couple years and even 5-ODI series these days seem long and drawn out to me (let alone badly rain affected ones). I won't pretend this has nothing to do with just how poor we are at ODIs - despite being pretty poor at tests and T20s this ODI side really is the pits. My only positive thoughts regarding ODIs is that the next World Cup is in NZ+Aus.
Meanwhile NZC continues to say that tests are highly important and the most pure form of the game while scheduling 2-test series after 2-test series.