Ep. 122: Tests, ODIs or T20s?
This week we record in the midst of the fourth day of the second test match between England and the West Indies.
We discuss the fallout of Jofra Archer’s bio-secure bubble breach, Dom Sibley’s slow hundred to set up England’s innings and Stokes’ magnificent 176. DJ also gets quite grumpy about Dom Sibley’s backing up technique (find out more in the thread here: https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1284120513976074240?s=21). Recording during the test match means we make some pretty awesome predictions!
We then talk about which format of cricket is our favourite and the results of a recent Twitter poll in which test cricket got 70% of the vote, putting it well ahead of the other formats
(see https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1278646398532161538?s=21 and is test cricket dying? https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1278646398532161538?s=21). Varun and Ashwin discuss the commercial aspects of test matches and the marketing of cricket (see link to article DJ mentions where test cricket is being used to save the Big Bash https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29462879/adelaide-oval-prime-venue-bbl-no-10%3fplatform=amp).
After the break we discuss the rules and regulations of 3T cricket, the trillion dollar question of how cricket should break into the American market (https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1284152244468879369?s=21) and rumours of the return of our beloved Indian Premier League in the UAE later in the year (https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29485966/ipl-2020-likely-played-uae-september-november).