Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes that ODI cricket wants to search out 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 is quick dropping relevance and a few like former India head coach Ravi Shastri need extra franchise-based T20 leagues than these form of sequence.
“It’s a query of relevance and I believe ODI cricket wants to search out its relevance. It wants to search out its spot,” Ashwin, who has 151 wickets in 113 ODIs, mentioned 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 best fantastic thing about at some point cricket is – sorry was – the ebbs and flows of the sport. Individuals used to bide their time and take the sport deep. The one-day format was a format the place 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 swap off the TV after a degree and that’s frankly very scary for the format of the sport. When these ebbs and flows go lacking, it’s not cricket anymore. It’s simply an prolonged type of T20,” he maintained.
At present, two new balls are utilized in an ODI innings however Ashwin pushed for returning to the outdated format the place one was ball used, saying it might then be an excellent contest.
“I believe one ball is one thing that will work and spinners would come into the sport to bowl extra on the again finish. Reverse swing would possibly come again in, which is essential for the sport,” the tweaker, who has 442 Check 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 crammed schedule and launch of its home T20 competitors.
“I’d additionally say we have to return to the ball we used round 2010. I don’t suppose we use the identical ones anymore,” the off-spinner signed off.