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ODI Cricket 1 11.11%
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?

What's your favourite form of Cricket; Test Cricket, ODI (One Day International) or Twenty20 Cricket? Mine has to be ODI!

Test Cricket:

Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which nowadays lasts up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance. The origin of the name Test stems from the long, grueling match being a "test" of the relative strength of the two sides.

ODI (One Day International) Cricket:

A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually fifty. The Cricket World Cup is played in this format. One Day International matches are also called "Limited Overs Internationals (LOI)", although this generic term may also refer to Twenty20 International matches.

Twenty20 Cricket:

Twenty20, often abbreviated to T20, is a form of cricket originally introduced in England and Wales for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in 2003. A Twenty20 game involves two teams, each has a single innings, batting for a maximum of 20 overs.

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Re: Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?

Nothing beats a good test match. I'm so glad I'm Australian and can experience the Ashes as a supporter. The '05 series was the greatest contest of all time in any form of cricket, far better than any manufactured 20/20 rivalries.

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Definitely test cricket for me. I could sit and watch five days of test cricket no problem. Don't like 20/20 just find it uninteresting and cheap but understand why it is so popular. One day cricket is fine but not liking the way the Australia selectors are cheapening the team playing these players that arent international standard just to try and justify this ridiculous rotation policy. So gone off the one dayers so far this Aussies summer.
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Re: Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?

T20. Test and ODIs bores me these days.

T20 is the future of cricket, whether people like it or not. It is short and brings in more $$$ than test and ODI.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM
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Re: Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?

Co-sign the Test support. Nothing beats The Ashes in terms of cricket for me and even tests against South Africa, India and Pakistan take on greater importance than they do when contested under ODI or 20/20 formats. Case in point, I was glued to the Test series in India recently. Haven't even batted an eye-lid in the 20/20 matches and ODI series afterwards. Might watch the odd game if I can, but I could see us get thrashed now and I honestly wouldn't care after winning the test series.

The drama, the mental resolve needed to win a test series, the way a game can swing on one session, the nervousness in every delivery mattering in the greater context..it just feels so much grander and important than a one day game where the task is to score quickly. Tests demonstrate the all around defensive and attacking ability of a batsman, the resolve and mentality of a bowler tasked with getting the prize wicket, the team spirit and stamina needed to field your absolute best for umpteen sessions and then be ready to bat immediately afterwards.

Just can't be beat. Though I accept the entertainment factor that comes with ODIs and 20/20s. The SA/Aussies 437 run chase ODI was one of the most gripping and entertaining matches I've seen. Gibbs's 175 is still such a majestic innings.
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Re: Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?

test cricket easily. the pure mental battle between players over a possible 5 day period cannot be matched. sure, stuff isn't happening to the eye every second, but each ball changes the landscape of a draining competition. the ashes is one of the most enthralling rivalries in sport, and are 99% of the time incredibly competitve and brilliantly supported by both. i can't wait for the double up of ashes, to late nights watching us in england then spending all day on the couch in the summer watching it again. can't beat it.

said that i don't mind 20/20. moreso the domestic competition, it's a bit of 3 hour fun, bright lights, big hits and entertainment. the big bash league has stepped it up this season and i've been hooked by some of the late drama, as well as being able to see legends from overseas like murali, gayle etc mixed with some young guns from both here and overseas.

odi's, dont care. i can watch the ryobi cup but one day internationals have lost their spark. a shame but the surge in popularity for 20/20's has effectively killed it. i'll still watch it, cricket's cricket after all, but i really don't care about the result. they feel meaningless.

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