Originally Posted by Pratyush
Its not more international cricket which is killing it. It is lack of competitive and more meaningless games played than ever before.
A 5 test series between England and South Africa is memorable. What is so delighting about every second one day series which crops up?
If cricket was more systemised into having longer test series it would be fa more pleasurable to watch. One day cricket brings in money in the short run but uncompetitive one day games are a bad advertisement for the game and one day cricket in general and thus harmful in the long run.
Australia vs Pakistan is not the same as Pakistan vs Zimbabwe as Pakistan does
IMO the best thing would be for a 4-year schedule including all the current sides minus Zimbabawe and Bangladesh.
Too much time is taken-up with poor cricket - there is not enough time for the really good stuff, you are right there.
There are too many ODIs, yes - but not that
much too many IMO. I'd prefer a few more triangulars and less bilateral series myself, but obviously that's an option only a small amount of the time.
I certainly would like to see more three- and four-Test series, instead of wasting time playing Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Five-Test series are something I'd prefer were confined to England-Australia and England-South Africa. Australia-South Africa, obviously, has always been a two-way six-Test series and that's the best bet IMO. But outside England, there really isn't much appetite for five-Test-series - how many five-Testers have New Zealand ever played, for instance? Or Pakistan? Or Sri Lanka? Only in England is there really any appetite for the five-Test-series - and even then, as I say, for most of the sides I'd prefer a combination of three- and four-. Likewise away.
But the two-Test-series is something I've never been a great fan of.