Ravi Shastri not in Favour of too Many Bilateral ODIs and T20Is

Instead of playing too many ODIs and T20Is, Ravi Shastri feels the emphasis should be on the World Cups in the two formats as well as on the domestic competitions.

updated: October 07, 2014 10:55 IST
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Director of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri during a press conference.


Mumbai: India's team director Ravi Shastri on Monday agreed with former captain Rahul Dravid's views on not having too many bilateral ODI and T20 matches and said there should be more emphasis on the World Cup for the limited overs formats of the game.

"If you look at cricket per say, if you didn't have T20 cricket, I would say Test cricket will die. People don't realise. You just play Test cricket and don't play One-day cricket and T20 cricket, you speak to me after 10 years. The economics will just not allow the game to survive," Shastri said at an interaction at the Press Club. (Also read: Shastri backs Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says he needs quality bowlers)

He added, "You need that injection by way of T20 cricket.

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