Recently Sachin Tendulkar Said that ODI's can be done of 4 innings each of 25 overs each.
2 innings each for batting and bowling Side.
I would like to know what others think?
The suggestion is good... but doesn't that make it "almost" a two innings a side 20-20 match.
With this logic, I'd prefer to see the current 50 over game split... so... the first team bats for 25 overs... and if they lose 2 wickets.... when they bat again, they start without those players.... So, in effect, it is like 50 overs games now... but with a split....
A "follow-on" type target could also be included... say 50 runs to avoid the follow on...
The other option (as I see it) would be that any lost wicket attracts a run penalty.... (20 runs per wicket perhaps), then each wicket lost causes pain to the batting side....
Either way, I think 50 over games need to do something to bring back the excitement... they are being squeezed from both sides by Test matches and 20-20.
Its an interesting option
would get rid of the dead part of 1 day innings (overs 20-40)
But i think 50 over cricket is going to die and be replaced by 20/20
Im a traditionalist and love test cricket, prefer 50 over cricket to 20/20 but the way things are going 20/20 is going to replace 50 over cricket