- Where is our cricket thread you moderator fantasy fucks ?
So 300 with a loss of 3-4 wickets + some thrown away at the end is now an average score for a 1 dayer. (If you play at the Bullring make that 400)
Which would make sense if 150 is average for a T20.
So test match cricket is dead because with a good opponent you only score 300 in a day.
I love test cricket, it's the pure form of the game. It's where if the pitch is prepared without interference produces a fair contest between bat and ball over 5 days and for the most part provides a result. Those that don't provide a result are either weather effected or the best games you have ever seen.
I enjoy 1 dayers because its a balance between flair and strategy. Where with the right pitch conditions you have to pick when you big hit and go for runs, when you conserve wickets and when you go all out to maximise your score.
I enjoy T20 because it's mindless fun. Bat dominates the ball on a prepared flat track and It's a fun night out watching the game I love for the whole family.
The common thread across all forms of the game is curation or wicket preparation. If we are to see all 3 forms of the game at their best we need to prepare wickets accordingly and not to the requests of the host nation. It's not all about runs. A balance of runs and wickets provides a much better spectacle than runs alone. Nor does the reverse apply where dust bowls are produced to provide a result in a little over 2 days in a test match.
Interestingly a pitch can be deemed dangerous due to uneven bounce from seamers, but not spinners, and there is no provision to deem a pitch unsuitable because it offers bowlers nothing.
If we get the curation of wickets right to provide a spectacle and not runs then all 3 forms of the game can flourish.