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    ODIS vs Test Matches

    Just wondering what do u guys prefer ? and why

    i guess im one of the "masses" that prefer ODIs than test matches..

    i dunno about u but being in the middle of a bar when it comes down to the last few balls is always a good feeling and i dont think u can beat that in a test match..

    Most of u seem like die hard cricket people who analyse everything so im guessing ill b in the minority here D:!

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    Don't be alarmed if this thread gets shifted or closed - I'm sure we had the same one a couple of weeks ago. A moderator might resurrect that one for you - I'm just too tired and in need of a brain transplant.

    FWIW, I could live with the possibility that one-dayers had never been invented, but I couldn't live without the longer version of the game.
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    What's the betting that 50-over ODIs get discontinued before too long to be replaced with 20s?

    Interesting article on t'other site about it atm..
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    20 over games will bring too many useless blind sloggers into the game. The 50 over format has kept things in balance while also helping improve scoring rates in Test cricket. Reducing ODI's to 20 overs is too drastic, they should just look at juggling with fielding restrictions, bowler restrictions etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicane
    20 over games will bring too many useless blind sloggers into the game.
    *cough*Afridi*cough*

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    Does anyone remember that jingle

    'One day cricket, one day cricket, catch the action on one day cricket'

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Does anyone remember that jingle

    'One day cricket, one day cricket, catch the action on one day cricket'
    You swine.

    Now I shall be singing that all evening!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicane
    20 over games will bring too many useless blind sloggers into the game. The 50 over format has kept things in balance while also helping improve scoring rates in Test cricket. Reducing ODI's to 20 overs is too drastic, they should just look at juggling with fielding restrictions, bowler restrictions etc.
    Not watched much of it, have you?

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    Whats wrong with 30 overs?

    Im one of the "minority" who prefer test cricket.. (Although ODI's are pretty good too, and I prefer the NCL to the CC in England)

    But saying that, I would far rather watch a Daren Ganga or Neil McKenzie innings in a test match than a Gilchrist or Cairns biff in one day mode...
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    NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING can beat Test Match Cricket.

    The traditional matches of WI-ENG,WI-AUS,ENG-AUS and now the battle of the giants, AUS-IND ....wouldn't trade it for anything......An ODI match WILL NEVER see a Lara 153*, a Laxman 281 or any of the greatest knocks ever played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revelation
    NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING can beat Test Match Cricket.

    The traditional matches of WI-ENG,WI-AUS,ENG-AUS and now the battle of the giants, AUS-IND ....wouldn't trade it for anything......An ODI match WILL NEVER see a Lara 153*, a Laxman 281 or any of the greatest knocks ever played.
    But a test match will never harbour a 37 ball 100....

    No matter what you can say about the type of game played, you cant get that kind of thrill from a test match... Thats incredible stuff....

    Heck to a serious fan they are two completely different games

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    hey, you can't get everything from one version, but if i had to give up one, i'm sure it won't be Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revelation
    hey, you can't get everything from one version, but if i had to give up one, i'm sure it won't be Tests.
    Me neither. If forced to choose, well, I was here long before ODI's were thought of.

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    I wasnt... Would still give ODI's up though....

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    Well I watch both forms of the game but got into Cricket through the ODI's so I am biased in favour of them. I like to see aggression in sport, for example I prefer to see a Boxing bout between two brawlers who go toe to toe than a bout between 2 counter punchers who dance around the ring jabbing each other for 12 rounds. I love seeing big hitters smacking the ball to all parts, bowlers smashing the wickets out of the ground, fielders leaping through the air and catching the ball with one hand, run outs, close finishes etc, I find One Day Cricket offers me such entertainment on a more regular basis than Test Cricket.

    I still watch both though and will continue to do so but One Day Cricket isnt appreciated enough and that is sad, I get fed up hearing the snobs describing it as "Pyjama Cricket" and "pointless", they are doing nothing but hurting Cricket in the long run.

    Im also a fan of Twenty20 Cricket and was pleased to hear the news this week that England will play Australia next year in the first international Twenty20 match.

    Twenty20 for 2005 Ashes series
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