The first Matador BBQs One-Day Cup has been run and won. The Western Warriors broke a drought with their victory over NSW in a final played at the SCG in front of only a handful of people. There were big individual scores, tiny team totals, and everything in between.
Is it time for the Comets to make a return to the Australian one-day domestic scene? With recent changes to what is now known as the Matador One-Day Cup, I think it is.
Part one of two – One Day International cricket
It’s a long standing discussion – what does the future hold for one-day international cricket. Some think it should/will die as Twenty20 takes over, some think it just needs to be reinvigorated, and other believe there is nothing wrong with where it currently stands. I think I sit in the “needs to be reinvigorated” group, but I’m not talking about changing the rules or the format – there’s no need, the 50-over format sits quite nicely between Test/First-class and Twenty20.
The curious case of selection and resting strikes again. With absolutely no disrespect to the guys that have been picked – because it’s still a good side, and I’m genuinely excited to see guys like Aaron Finch and Phil Hughes getting a run in the coloured clothing – Australia will be fielding what resembles an A-team in the first two One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka. It’s simply because of the names that are missing, and there are a few.