15. August 2022

ODI cricket needs to find its relevance, says Ravichandran Ashwin

MUMBAI: Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes that ODI cricket needs to find its relevance because the 50-over format is popping out to be an prolonged type of T20 cricket with out “ebbs and flows”.

Bilateral ODIs throughout the globe are quick shedding relevance and a few like former India head coach Ravi Shastri need extra franchise-based T20 leagues than these sorts of sequence.

“It’s a question of relevance and I think ODI cricket needs to find its relevance. It needs to find its spot,” Ashwin, who has 151 wickets in 113 ODIs, stated on the upcoming present of the ‘Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket membership podcast’.

The podcast is hosted by former England captain

Maichael Vaughan

and left-arm spinner Phil Tuffnell.

“The greatest beauty of one day cricket is – sorry was – the ebbs and flows of the game. People used to bide their time and take the game deep. The one-day format used to be a format where bowlers had a say,” added the 35-year-old.

Ashwin, himself a “cricket nut” admitted that he switched his TV off after a degree whereas watching an ODI sport.

“Even me as a cricket badger and a cricket nut, I switch off the TV after a point and that’s frankly very scary for the format of the game. When those ebbs and flows go missing, it’s not cricket anymore. It is just an extended form of T20,” he maintained.

Currently, two new balls are utilized in an ODI innings however


pushed for returning to the previous format the place one was ball used, saying it could then be an excellent contest.

“I think one ball is something that would work and spinners would come into the game to bowl more at the back end. Reverse swing might come back in, which is crucial for the game,” the tweaker, who has 442 Test wickets, added.

Ashwin’s feedback have come at a time when South Africa determined to withdraw from the ODI sequence in Australia, which was scheduled to be performed in January due to a crammed schedule and launch of its home T20 competitors.

“I would also say we need to go back to the ball we used around 2010. I don’t think we use the same ones anymore,” the off-spinner signed off.

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