Border has called for the end of T20 internationals outside a biennial World Cup.
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Former Australia captain Allan Border has called for an end to Twenty20 internationals outside the World Cup, allowing more of an emphasis to be played on 50-over cricket.
Speaking to ABC Radio, Border 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. We’ve got the Big Bash, there’s the IPL, there’s Twenty20 competitions in basically every country.
“Why we have to play international Twenty20 cricket as well as that, I don’t necessarily agree with.”
Ahead of the ICC World Cup, Border says one-day cricket should not be allowed to just “whither and die”, as it offers more of a tactical test to players.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Australia began its international summer with a 2-1 T20 series win over South Africa last week, with both sides fielding weakened teams in front of poor crowds.