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Cricket is an ever evolving game, in the modern day the ODI and test cricket is struggling to find context with the rise of shorter formats.
When in 1971, the first ODI was played, since then the format has seen revolutionary changes such as coloured clothing, numbered kits, D/N games, and field restrictions, and so much more.
Though ODI's have attracted larger crowds and because of that cricket gained popularity in itself. And test cricket is considered the best format in the game, because it tests mental strength, technical skills, and discipline like no other format.
But is is believed T20 is the future of the cricket.
Even in the upcoming 2028 Olympics Game, the ICC has recommended six-team T20 events for both men and women.
The shorter format somehow produces more thrill and excitement, also making Cricket popular all across the World.
But test matches and longer formats have is a true test of a player’s ability to adapt to different conditions.
What happened at the first match of T20I series between India and Australia is a great example of that.
India having all young players won the first match against Australia of the T20I series, where players like Suryakumar Yadav, who is the Captain of this series couldn't even perform at the ODI World Cup 2023, whereas only experienced and stable players who have played test cricket and ODI formats could stick around in the pitch.
Though Suryakumar Yadav is the number 1 T20 batsman, but he's not able to perform in ODIs!
But that is the current status of young cricketers in the country.
T20 cricket is more like a film or a play, you watch in one sitting. The action is faster, more compressed, the storylines simpler and shorter, if no less compelling.
ODI cricket can be the best of both worlds, combining the intensity of T20s with the complexity of Tests. Or it can be the worst of both formats, too long to realistically watch in one sitting, sometimes with the result decided early on, and no draw to hold out hope for the underdog.
Let's see how the future of Cricket unfolds!