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    Test Cricket In Danger?

    Players could quit Tests for high IPL pay - Kirsten | India Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    ITSTL. So, do you think test cricket is seriously in danger?
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    Nothing we've not heard before, nothing that hasn't been discussed 100 times before.
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    Yeah it's been done to death.. Test cricket will die out save for possibly a few ceremonial series such as the Ashes, maybe England v SA/Aus v SA will survive.. Which is basically how things were in the early 20th century I guess.. The question is not if but when
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    Test cricket is far safer with T20 than without it.

    T20 may rock the boat of test cricket. Good. That forces development and is far better than slow decline. Would day-night test cricket ever have been pushed so frantically as it is now if not for T20?

    When more T20 tournaments become established, ODIs will die out very quickly. Tony Greig became the latest to offer this prediction and it seems obvious. No one loves ODIs. The game now stands as a pointless compromise. I mean, whats the point of a dumbed-down format lasting 8 hours. One more world cup and thats it.

    when ODIs are gone, cricket will really be able to put together a fantastic schedule of test series and T20 torunaments with plenty of time for it all.


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    Test cricket will live on

    T20 will die out when everyone gets bored of a six, then the 10 will be created

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede View Post
    Test cricket is far safer with T20 than without it.

    T20 may rock the boat of test cricket. Good. That forces development and is far better than slow decline. Would day-night test cricket ever have been pushed so frantically as it is now if not for T20?

    When more T20 tournaments become established, ODIs will die out very quickly. Tony Greig became the latest to offer this prediction and it seems obvious. No one loves ODIs. The game now stands as a pointless compromise. I mean, whats the point of a dumbed-down format lasting 8 hours. One more world cup and thats it.

    when ODIs are gone, cricket will really be able to put together a fantastic schedule of test series and T20 torunaments with plenty of time for it all.
    You make some good points. I too see ODIs shrinking in quantity if not totally being done away with.

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    Won't weep too many tears for the 50-over format if it does go; it's neither fish nor fowl.

    Not that you'd know it was in danger from yer crims' touring schedule. I think there are seven ODIs due to be played after the Ashes are complete. Who gives a rats? That's at least four too many for my money. Plus after the main event? Ramps up the "meh" factor considerably. How many Englishmen still warm themselves at night with the thought we won the Commonwealth Bank gubbins after we were whitewashed in 06/07? Maybe Corrin, but that's it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Won't weep too many tears for the 50-over format if it does go; it's neither fish nor fowl.

    Not that you'd know it was in danger from yer crims' touring schedule. I think there are seven ODIs due to be played after the Ashes are complete. Who gives a rats? That's at least four too many for my money. Plus after the main event? Ramps up the "meh" factor considerably. How many Englishmen still warm themselves at night with the thought we won the Commonwealth Bank gubbins after we were whitewashed in 06/07? Maybe Corrin, but that's it...
    What are you talking about? The Ashes was just a warmup for the CB series that year....haha, nah it was scant consolation, though the finals came at a real special time for me so I'll always remember it fondly

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede View Post
    Test cricket is far safer with T20 than without it.

    T20 may rock the boat of test cricket. Good. That forces development and is far better than slow decline. Would day-night test cricket ever have been pushed so frantically as it is now if not for T20?

    When more T20 tournaments become established, ODIs will die out very quickly. Tony Greig became the latest to offer this prediction and it seems obvious. No one loves ODIs. The game now stands as a pointless compromise. I mean, whats the point of a dumbed-down format lasting 8 hours. One more world cup and thats it.

    when ODIs are gone, cricket will really be able to put together a fantastic schedule of test series and T20 torunaments with plenty of time for it all.
    Good points, I wouldn't shed a tear if these ridiculous 7 series ODI's are ditched.. But if T20 means the Ashes has to be played under lights, in a G-string or with a strap-on or something, because it isn't sexy enough, then I'm going to go really mental..

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    ODIs won't die out in our lifetime. Too much money and interest in the sub-continent. ICC/BCCI will figure out a way to juggle the 3 awkwardly while raking in the cash.

    I'm in the minority, but I don't mind ODIs. There is more strategy than T20, and you can watch top batsmen actually build an innings.

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    Sir Richard Hadlee just concluded an interview on radio here and mentioned his concerns about the future of test cricket. If I can find a link to it I'll post it. Had some interesting thoughts, as you'd expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isura View Post
    I'm in the minority, but I don't mind ODIs.
    Contrary to what often seems to be the case, you're actually not. With every passing month I think opinion is moving in favour of Twenty20 over ODIs, but every new poll suggests that in fact it isn't.

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    On CW, maybe. The wider public? T20 is much, much, much more popular.

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    Australia to gain from it aussies put test cricket first apart from symmo,less richer nations well can you blame them.
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    Prefer ODIs to T20 myself. In some ways anyway. Depends if I want to watch Cricket or watch some light entertainment.

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