Originally Posted by otagoman
to be fair on Devcich, he is the only guy with decent power and can bowl offspin (who isnt named Nicol) that I wouldnt want focusing on tests
Unlike England, South Africa or other top nations we simply do not have the talent pool to specialize everyone.
Like it or not T20 is here to stay, brings in the most revenue and gathers the most interest. For the long term stability of the game in this country, more people need to become interested in the sport, and the best way to do that is to win, especially in the T20 format.
If we allow most of our best talent to specialize in Tests, our T20 team will suffer as a result, and interest in the sport will dwindle. Sure our Test team might win a few games, but not enough to offset the fanbase lost by the detriment of our T20 side.