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In fact, forget that. Let us begin with a simpler question. When was the last time you sat through all 100 overs of a one day international game? You’re going to be thinking very hard here and I don’t blame you.

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We would invariably grow fonder of it if we were to somehow prevent ourselves from juxtaposing it with T20 cricket.

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And despite it having metamorphosed into a mere extension of T20 cricket in recent times big hitters, bigger scores cheap jordans shoes and an unreal switch in batting mentality all proof the ODI format cheap adidas is on the cusp of being swallowed whole by its younger counterpart.

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Sandwiched between T20s and Tests, ODI cricket is cheap jordans free shipping like the proverbial middle child no one wants to look after.

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The ICC’s plan to introduce a 13 team international league that will see teams play each other in a umjordanshoes.com three match series over three years has the potential to stem this distressing tide, mainly because the sport’s governing body itself has been guilty of reckless scheduling in the past.

India, for some unexplained reason, played six ODIs against South Africa earlier this year, cheap jordans sale a staggeringly long series that made for painful viewing after a point.

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Another thing still going for the ODI game is player aspiration.

Englishmen Adil Rashid and Alex Hales, for instance, have given up Test cricket to focus on white ball cricket; surely they can’t be content playing just T20s?

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The extinction of ODI cricket will leave the sport dealing with two extremes: T20s and Tests.

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At the rate we are going, we will be left with teams fielding two completely different XIs a trend that has already made a limited appearance for T20s and ODIs.

You would no longer be able to, for example, savour a Virat Kohli, whose all round brilliance across the three formats is what makes him such a compelling specimen.

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