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Tests vs ODI vs T20

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Test Matches. I enjoy all forms of cricket but Test Matches are the most interesting (unless I'm watching Geoff Boycott bat or something). Lots of interesting things happen, and it tests the player a lot - it makes you appreciate the game and the player a lot more than just slogging away at everything.

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Actually, the answer to the question is not as simple as ' That Vs This Vs That'. Each form of the game brings in a different flavor to the audience. Test cricket is a VERY personality oriented game. It rarely can be won or lost in 30 mins. Sometimes, as a bowler, you have to go an entire session without a wicket and yet you have to summon the belief and energy to come back hard after the session break. As a batsman, you might have to face a prolonged spell of hostile fast bowling, with an intimidating slip cordon in place. In those times, only the really mentally tough batsman summon the courage to endure the barrage. To be more precise, test cricket is a mix of skill, stamina, mental toughness and above all, discipline. One day cricket is when the strategic acumen of the team comes into place. One bowling change here, one pinch hitter there can make all the difference, along with maximum utility players in your side, guys who can bat, bowl and field brilliantly. 20/20 emphasizes hugely on individual brilliance, fitness, physical strength and ability to handle pressure situations. 20 mins of individual brilliance either by a batsman/bowler can seal the fate of the match and because of the short nature of the sport, both teams always have a chance to come back, like how we saw today. Bombay needed 75 runs off 5 overs, with 4 wickets in hand. Still, a couple of lusty blows and they got back into the game. There is no point comparing the three forms of the game, the discussion will be endless. Still, one definite given is the fact that Test cricket is the MOTHER of all forms of cricket, the ultimate test of skill, mental toughness and durability, which is why guys who succeed in test cricket will ALWAYS held in high regard. Rahul Dravid and VVS may struggle in T20, but history will remember them fondly for their test exploits, while guys like McCullum will find scant mention in the history books for their T20 exploits.

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I like Test cricket...and 20-20... Now after IPL..my interests in ODIs will be limited to few matches only... Like against SA and AUS.. Rest other teams are no match to India..Pakis are losing almost every match...England is poor... NZ without Bond has no charisma...SL..are good..but i won't waste my team watching useless 7 match ODI Series now.. i only watched ODIs to see a tussle between good players..that i get to see in 20-20 IPL almost daily...so i think that should satiate my hunger to watch good matches between Indian players and Best of the rest of the world..

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Actually, the answer to the question is not as simple as ' That Vs This Vs That'. Each form of the game brings in a different flavor to the audience. Test cricket is a VERY personality oriented game. It rarely can be won or lost in 30 mins. Sometimes, as a bowler, you have to go an entire session without a wicket and yet you have to summon the belief and energy to come back hard after the session break. As a batsman, you might have to face a prolonged spell of hostile fast bowling, with an intimidating slip cordon in place. In those times, only the really mentally tough batsman summon the courage to endure the barrage. To be more precise, test cricket is a mix of skill, stamina, mental toughness and above all, discipline. One day cricket is when the strategic acumen of the team comes into place. One bowling change here, one pinch hitter there can make all the difference, along with maximum utility players in your side, guys who can bat, bowl and field brilliantly. 20/20 emphasizes hugely on individual brilliance, fitness, physical strength and ability to handle pressure situations. 20 mins of individual brilliance either by a batsman/bowler can seal the fate of the match and because of the short nature of the sport, both teams always have a chance to come back, like how we saw today. Bombay needed 75 runs off 5 overs, with 4 wickets in hand. Still, a couple of lusty blows and they got back into the game. There is no point comparing the three forms of the game, the discussion will be endless. Still, one definite given is the fact that Test cricket is the MOTHER of all forms of cricket, the ultimate test of skill, mental toughness and durability, which is why guys who succeed in test cricket will ALWAYS held in high regard. Rahul Dravid and VVS may struggle in T20, but history will remember them fondly for their test exploits, while guys like McCullum will find scant mention in the history books for their T20 exploits.
Totally Agree with ur view...........
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There should be more than one option really. Tests comes first and Twenty20 is second. ODI is not as pleasing to watch. Far too many one sided games in ODIs. The proportion of games that go to the wire are very less in ODIs.
lots of odi matches this year have went down to the wire. look at the cb series. all matches were thrilling to watch. even 20/20 has lot of 1 sided matches. there have been some very 1-sided matches in ipl as well. 20/20 is more worse & boring to watch than odis
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I like them all.. but i prefer test cricket. Like its name it test cricketer tests a persons character, mental strength. and not just the individuals playing the game, but as a team in whole. ODIs and 2020s while good for entertainment, lack in character. Individual brilliance can take the game away from opposition.

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i like test cricket and the latest T20. Test cricket is like cat and mouse game, where the spectator as well is required to be focussed to understand and enjoy this cat and mouse game over 5 days. But dull draws and other factors like dead pitches and the quality of bowling nowadays are doing no favour to cricket. T20 on the other hand is blatantly unapologetic and in a way, unassumingly honest with such shortcomings that are plaguing cricket at the moment, it is the best possible thing to have happened under the present conditons.

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test matches are the true test of skill..so a player can be highly successful in 20 20 but can turn out to be a failure in tests..so i wud go with test matches any time any day..but as MM said each format brings out something extra and something new so the more the formats the merrier it is for a true cricket fan :)

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