Australia batter Usman Khawaja feels that ODI cricket is “dying a gradual demise” and added that he was not shocked over all-rounder Ben Stokes, England’s Check skipper, calling it quits from the 50-over sport, citing “unsustainable” workload of taking part in all codecs in worldwide cricket.
“My very own private opinion – I do know just a few of the blokes are very comparable – you’ve got obtained Check cricket, which is the top, you’ve got obtained T20 cricket, which clearly has leagues world wide, nice leisure, everybody loves it, after which there’s one-day cricket.”
“I really feel like that is in all probability the third-ranked out of all of them. I believe personally one-day cricket is dying a gradual demise…there’s nonetheless the World Cup, which I believe is de facto enjoyable and it is gratifying to look at, however aside from that, even myself personally, I am in all probability not into one-day cricket as a lot both,” stated Khawaja to media individuals in Brisbane.
Khawaja, who final performed an ODI for Australia because the 2019 Males’s Cricket World Cup, believes that 50-over matches are of little or no significance because of the Males’s T20 World Cup occurring in October-November within the nation.
Earlier than defending their T20 World Cup title at house, Australia are scheduled to play three ODIs every towards Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Townsville and Cairns respectively. They may then fly to India for a brief, three-match T20I collection earlier than going through West Indies in two T20Is and England in three T20Is at house, as a part of preparation for the 2022 Males’s T20 World Cup.
“Proper now it (ODIs) feels prefer it’s not likely that necessary due to the T20 World Cup. One thing has to provide, as a result of you possibly can’t have all three codecs all collectively taking part in all of the video games; you are going to must determine and select. I do not understand how it will go. I believe T20 cricket’s right here to remain positively, Check cricket’s right here to remain positively. However what occurs to one-day cricket?”
Khawaja, who has been within the Check facet since making a stellar comeback by notching up twin centuries in fourth Ashes Check at Sydney, admitted that it would not be straightforward for a cricketer to play all three codecs of the sport.
“Not unattainable, (however) very robust. A lot travelling. When you’re taking part in all three types of the sport, you are not at house in any respect actually. After which the calls for in your physique, mentally, bodily and a variety of the blokes is likely to be taking part in additionally the IPL. There’s a variety of cricket occurring. Sure, you get to select and select, I assume, in sure respects what you wish to play however look, it may be very robust for the time being.”–IANS
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