Former Australian captain Allan Border, who led Australia to the first of their four 50-over World Cup wins, has called for an end to T20 internationals in order to maintain the importance of ODIs that is degrading because of the rise of T20 Cricket

During an interview with ABC Radio, Border quoted:

I’d hate to see the 50-over game wither and die, I really think it’s a wonderful game of cricket and I think the World Cup coming up in Australia and New Zealand will be an absolute ripper. 

“I think that would be a shame, I think the 50-over game is a superior game to 20-over cricket.

“I prefer the 50-over game as far as the ebb and flow, the bowler is in the contest a little more, and you can have little periods where you bat or bowl yourself out of the game and then bat or bowl yourself back into the game. That’s very difficult to do in 20-over cricket.

Border expressed that T20 cricket should be played at domestic level only as almost all the countries have their domestic T20 tournaments (IPL (India), Big Bash League (Australia), Friends Life T20 (England)). 

He said:

I wouldn’t be playing T20 international cricket at all, I would save that for a World Cup every two years. 

“I think there is enough domestic Twenty20 cricket to fill the programme out quite nicely … there’s Twenty20 competitions in basically every country. Why we have to play international Twenty20 cricket as well as that?”

 

Image Courtesy: dailyrecord.co.uk

 

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