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Old 4th May 2016, 12:11   #138
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Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
I would argue the other way and say T20 cricket has had a negative effect on Test batting. Yes, we see some wonderful hundreds scored at quicker than a run a ball, but the amount of collapses taking place shows that the ability to dig in and bat in tough conditions is a dying art.
But that's been happening for ages, before the advent of T20. In the 2000s test pitches flattened out, which allowed Aus's new brand of attacking cricket to flourish, but also reduced batsmen's exposure to tricky pitches and the need for bedding in. I'm skeptical of the effect T20 has had on this aspect.
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