The Roar: It’s almost inevitable now that once we get past debating who should and shouldn’t be on the selectors’ radar, discussion turns to everything that’s wrong with the longest version of the shortest formats of cricket.
Of course, the argument will be there that exceptional TV ratings mean that people quite like one-day cricket exactly as it is, thank you very much.
The evening session for Sunday’s third ODI had a national average of nearly two million viewers, and peaked at almost 2.8 million. The Big Bash League has been enjoying average TV audiences of more than a million viewers each game, yet the ODIs have topped them from the outset.
And the figures are very good; of that there is no question. But that’s not to say the product itself couldn’t be better again. So, I’ve jotted a few things down today to get the ball rolling…