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jayeless
jayeless
🏏 The ABC has published an article wondering if the death of test cricket is nigh. Honestly, I would’ve thought ODIs to be more vulnerable, lacking both the cachet of test matches and the “fast money” potential of T20s (not to mention that in Australia you can now only watch it on pay T... www.jayeless.net
klagefall
klagefall

@jayeless Sometimes I think One Day Cricket combines the best of both worlds, but the drama of Test Cricket is unbeatable. I really hope it will survive.

jayeless
jayeless

@klagefall Yes, agreed. If I, personally, had to pick one of the formats to lose, then T20 is the one I find least enjoyable – but I also see it's how important it's been for revitalising cricket for kids these days (when I was a kid, pretty much no other kid liked cricket…). Really I hope all the formats can find a place, but it might well take some extra support for some of the smaller cricketing nations to make that happen.

klagefall
klagefall

@jayeless Yes, time, waiting and patience are actually part of the game and it is least present in T20.

In my country, unfortunately, cricket is almost non-existent, although it has improved in recent years due to immigration. The other day I saw street cricket for the first time in my city.

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jayeless
jayeless

@klagefall Honestly, to see a street cricket game in a country that doesn't traditionally play cricket at all is pretty cool 😄 Hopefully the game continues to grow there in years to come. I've heard of that starting to happen in Canada – where Indian immigrants used to begrudgingly start following baseball instead, younger generations are holding onto cricket and slowly growing the game there.