ODI Cricket: Today, ODI cricket is at its least popular point ever. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, a game between Australia and England is now in progress.
Typically, spectators would anticipate a full house for a matchup between the bitter rivals. At the Melbin Cricket Ground, the majority of the seats are empty.
Many cricket enthusiasts believe that Tests and T20Is would be the only formats that matter in 2022. Cricket in ODIs is slowly fading. To revive the reputation of this significant game format, ICC must take action. These are the three actions that ICC should do.
3 Ways ICC Can Make ODI Cricket Great Again
1. ICC Should Conduct Tri-Series and Quadrangular Series in ODI Cricket
A triangular series or a quadrangular series between three or four teams is the easiest approach to revive the popularity of the 50-over format. Compared to a bilateral series between any of those two teams, more fans will be interested in seeing a tri-series between Sri Lanka, Australia, and India.
India will play in three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Zimbabwe in Harare over the course of the upcoming week. In order to make up for the tour being postponed in August 2020 owing to the Covid epidemic, a bilateral series has been crammed in between the West Indies series and the Asia Cup.
The series is probably going to be forgotten almost as soon as it ends, though, which is reflective of the current environment where the majority of bilateral matches have little memory value.
2. Reduce the number of T20Is on a tour
The rise in T20Is is one of the main factors contributing to the decline in the popularity of 50-over matches. Teams now play five to seven T20Is while on travels. Before, a trip might include one or two T20I games, but Tests and ODIs received most of the attention.
3. ICC Should Increase The Number Of Match In Series
The set of 50-over contests has only three matches because of the new ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, whose second edition has already been abandoned. Investing in a fan does not suffice.
While After three games are finished in a week, the two teams play two more teams next week. Although The 50-over series between Australia and Sri Lanka in 2022 is often regarded as the best in the history of cricket.
The answer is that it was a five-match series in which both teams had ample opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Similar to how India vs. Australia 2013, which was a seven-match series, holds a special place in the hearts of the fans.