The future of ODIs

The growth of Twenty20 cricket has raised serious questions over the utility of the 50-over game, and concerns for its future. Though it is still the currency of the two main ICC tournaments, some boards have already shortened their domestic format. Suggestions for change have been plenty and even the ICC is thinking about tweaking the format.

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Gimmicks don't win you ODIs, wickets do

As long as ODIs are governed by stifling regulations, only imaginative captaincy can keep the format from being hopelessly dull

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Forty overs is one-day cricket's future

It's the ideal amount of time to pack in plenty of action while also giving players a chance to construct innings and making for a better spectator experience

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Eight ways to empower bowlers in ODIs

If we don't want limited-overs cricket to turn into one-sided massacres, we need to change some rules and encourage attacking fields

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Fifty overs suck

Especially when they are offered up as an afterthought. Why not give the 25-over two-innings format a shot?

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World Cup qualification could give ODIs context

Bilaterals tacked on to the end of a Test series, or hastily arranged triangulars, could gather meaning if teams had something bigger to fight for. But will cricket's major teams ever agree to such a proposition?

Contract the schedule

If Tests are limited to the top eight teams, T20s to clubs and a relegation system is introduced in ODIs, all three formats could survive and cricket could gain a broader talent pool

Does ODI cricket need so much tweaking?

Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Chappell discuss the latest set of proposed changes to the format, and where the ICC needs to draw a line