One-Day Test Cricket

When Twenty20 ruled the cricket world during the IPL tournament, more than a few cricket observers bemoaned the possible end of even one-day cricket (let alone Test cricket, which most have already given up on). Seeing how full Indian grounds have been during the England-India series, I think obituaries for the 50-over game have been premature, but the best idea I’ve heard about the format came, I think, from Harsha Bhogle. He suggested that both sides should bat two innings, each of 25 overs. That would keep the pace that Twenty20 brings, but still allow the best virtues of Test cricket to shine through as well. Even I’d run to an Indian ground to watch that.

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