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Should ODI cricket go?

Xuhaib

International Coach
As a 90's kid I have a special attachment with odis. The ODI WC for me is still the pinnacle of the sport but the more I think about it the more it makes sense to me that this format is past its sell date now.

The cricket calender with the introduction of T 20 and its subsequent franchise leagues have over crowded things with tests being the original and most true format of the game needs to be preserved while the commercial attractiveness of T 20 and franchise cricket means we will see more and more of this format being played so it makes sense atleast to me that odi format has to be sacrificed for the long term health of the game.

Thoughts?
 

Shri

Mr. Glass
needs to go back to one new ball.

there is a leather manufacturing process to obtain white leather so that the leather does not need to be painted white

if they look into that and just make white balls that do not chip away and change color in 40 overs, balance between bat and ball will be restored and the game will become interesting again

because at the moment, classical finger spinners who do not chuck are basically not part of the game and neither is reverse swing

ban the two new balls and people will make an effort to watch odi cricket again
 

Shady Slim

Cricketer Of The Year
needs to go back to one new ball.

there is a leather manufacturing process to obtain white leather so that the leather does not need to be painted white

if they look into that and just make white balls that do not chip away and change color in 40 overs, balance between bat and ball will be restored and the game will become interesting again

because at the moment, classical finger spinners who do not chuck are basically not part of the game and neither is reverse swing

ban the two new balls and people will make an effort to watch odi cricket again
yeah this is huge imho

nothing in it for bowlers except what they can do out of the hand, consequently tilting the game massively for the batsmen works for T20, because that's by and large adrenaline rush cricket for people with short attention spans and casual and new fans (categories overlap). ODI cricket on the other hand as it currently stands blends the worst of T20 (that being a contest essentially of batting teams) with the most mainstream unattractive trait of the longform (length), with neither the short sharp adrenaline hit that makes T20 bearable nor the balance and intrigue which makes test attractive.
 

davado

School Boy/Girl Captain
yes it should go. Its obsolete.
Except for chicks.
By the way why are 50% of women cricketers lesbians?
well i can understand the attraction. Ashleigh gardner for example. But if those odds transferred to the wider population, the species would be in trouble


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GotSpin

Hall of Fame Member
yes it should go. Its obsolete.
Except for chicks.
By the way why are 50% of women cricketers lesbians?
well i can understand the attraction. Ashleigh gardner for example. But if those odds transferred to the wider population, the species would be in trouble
This is a red hot post
 

srbhkshk

International Captain
yes it should go. Its obsolete.
Except for chicks.
By the way why are 50% of women cricketers lesbians?
well i can understand the attraction. Ashleigh gardner for example. But if those odds transferred to the wider population, the species would be in trouble
What is your opinion on lesbians who play reverse sweeps?
 

Arachnodouche

International Vice-Captain
Hating ODIs is mostly a function of when you got into the game. Growing up through the 90s, every ODI was an event. I'm not sure if that's because everything's an event at that age, but teams certainly used to turn their best players out for games. I believe it's only somewhere in the late 00s that the concept of rotation crept into the game, not surprisingly at about the same time T20s came to prominence.

I still like ODIs, preferably in a multi-nation format whenever possible (quandrangular and upwards). I've liked these recent games in England despite them not being very competitive. It's a nice change of pace; I like how you can dip in and out at various stages and have live cricket at the back of your mind through the day.

I don't really hate T20s anymore either. They are what they are and they make money. It's still cricket at its core and at a far higher level than I was ever capable of playing at so **** it, no point complaining.
 

Daemon

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I prefer T20s to ODIs. Don't think I've had the time/patience to sit through an entire ODI since the WC final (even if it's just on in the background), something I regularly do with even Tests.
 

shortpitched713

International Regular
I remember the days I could get proper projects done while listening to the cricket. Nowadays with this 20-20 lark, I can hardly fire up the old pipe, before the match is already half over.
 

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