Is it true or not that one day cricket is biting the dust? The new spate of contentions set forth by a large group of who in worldwide cricket lays out a troubling picture for the fate of the 50-over cricket.
The unexpected retirement of England allrounder Ben Stokes from ODIs has proactively fanned the discussion of a swarmed schedule with it arriving at a point that even the fittest of cricketers are being compelled to pick which series/configurations to play to delay their vocations.
Indeed, even India batting star Virat Kohli, ostensibly the fittest cricketer right now, has been requesting regular rests to hold his body back from separating.
“It isn’t just me or us, you see it all around the world now where teams are having to rest some players in a certain series so they feel like they are getting a break. We are not cars, you can’t just fill us up and we’ll go out there and be ready to be fuelled up again,”Stokes had said.
Not many days after the fact, bowling legend Wasim Akram by and large encouraged to scrap ODI design.
Presently, Australia Test opener Usman Khawaja has said that he thinks one-day cricket is dying in some horrible, nightmarish way.
“My own personal opinion – I know a few of the guys are very similar – you’ve got test cricket, which is the pinnacle, you’ve got T20 cricket, which obviously has leagues around the world, great entertainment, everyone loves it, and then there’s one-day cricket, I feel like that’s probably the third-ranked out of all of them. I personally think one-day cricket is dying a slow death … there’s still the World Cup, which I think is really fun and it’s enjoyable to watch, but other than that, even myself personally, I’m probably not into one-day cricket as much either,”Khawaja was quoted as saying by AAP.
However, khawaja imagines that while it’s not difficult to play every one of the three configurations consistently despite the fact that he cautioned it won’t be a simple life.
“Not impossible, very tough, so much travelling. If you’re playing all three forms of the game, you’re not at home at all really. And then the demands on your body, mentally, physically and a lot of the guys might be playing also the IPL. There’s a lot of cricket going on. Yes, you get to pick and choose, I guess, in certain respects what you want to play but look, it can be very tough at the moment.”Khawaja said.