ODI Cricket: ODI cricket in danger with the arrival of short format.. Will there be a future if changes are made?

50 Over Format: With the growing popularity of T20I matches and leagues around the world, former players are of the opinion that the future of 50 over cricket, which offers full cricket fun, is in serious jeopardy.

There has been a lot of talk about the future of ODI cricket lately. There is a strong reason for this. With the retirement of Ben Stokes from the 50-over format this July, questions have once again started about this format. This format once brought much joy to the fans. However, with the passage of time this format is losing its effectiveness. It is no coincidence that ODI cricket has lost its luster. Test format is the first format of cricket. However, the recent arrival of the shorter format has taken millennia of thrill and entertainment with it.

Decades ago, the emergence of the 50-over format led to a decline in interest in the longer format of the game. Experts believe that T20 cricket is currently writing the death knell for ODI cricket. With the rise in popularity of T20I matches and leagues across the world, the future of 50-over cricket is in serious jeopardy.

However, there is no doubt that the 50-over format, which has provided many wonderful moments, acts as a crucial bridge between the longer and shorter formats of the game.

Stokes unexpectedly announced his retirement earlier this year. Many players have expressed their views on how to make the 50-over game exciting. Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa is the latest cricketer to offer suggestions to make ODI cricket more interesting.

Although Zampa’s teammate Ashton Agar did not want any changes in 50-over cricket, he said, “I like ODI cricket.”

“You know, 10 overs (for a bowler) is a pretty good bowling time. Fifty overs is a good time to bat. However, I think people get frustrated. Maybe it will take a little longer. I think it is only because of the advent of T20 cricket. I love ODI cricket.” He said.

Wicket keeper-batsman Alex Carey also shared his opinion against the amendments.”One-day cricket definitely has a lot of room in the game”. Wicket keeper cum batter.. 50 Over World Cup 2019 as an example.”

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon suggested an end to the two new-ball rule. “One ball from one end, or two ends… He wants to stop giving the new ball in favor of the batsmen. “Bring back the reverse swing, bring back the spin,” Lyon said.

Meanwhile, Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch emphasized the need to reduce the overs to make ODIs interesting.

“I used to like ODI cricket more if it was 40 overs, I played Pro40 in England a few years ago when I was playing 40 over cricket. I really enjoyed it.” He said.

“I think 50 overs is a bit too much now. T20 cricket is amazing. The pinnacle of Test cricket. If I play ODI cricket for 40 overs, I feel good.” This player said.

Australian T20 captain Finch, who recently retired from ODI cricket, also expressed Khawaja’s opinion.

“The same discussion has been coming up for some years. With the World Cup 12 months away, people are talking. But I think we will see changes in the ODI format soon,” said Finch.

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