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Old 5th August 2017, 13:43   #1
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England international cricket in 2020

I know that the number of tests are being reduced to six in 2020 but will there be a increase with the number of odi or t20 matches?

Also what happens in an ashes year,will the second test series be 2 matches?
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Old 5th August 2017, 18:33   #2
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I believe that in an Ashes year it will be just 5 Tests - so just the one series.
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Old 6th August 2017, 14:11   #3
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I believe that in an Ashes year it will be just 5 Tests - so just the one series.
I didn't realise this was happening. It's a big shame to lose one or two Tests. I guess in the Ashes year we can pop over to Ireland to play a match.
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Test matches and FC cricket in general seem to be slowing being pushed aside in favour of the big bucks T20.
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Old 6th August 2017, 15:04   #5
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It's only since about 2000 that we've regularly had 7 tests in a Summer in England. Ashes series were often 6 matches long in the 80s and 90s, as was the 1995 series v West Indies. In 1992 there were only 5 tests v Pakistan and in 1999, only 4 v NZ (both WC years, of course). So I neither see the problem with going to back to 6 matches, nor the reason for complaint from some who'd probably say test cricket was better back in the 70s, 80s or 90s anyway!
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Old 6th August 2017, 16:52   #6
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It's only since about 2000 that we've regularly had 7 tests in a Summer in England. Ashes series were often 6 matches long in the 80s and 90s, as was the 1995 series v West Indies. In 1992 there were only 5 tests v Pakistan and in 1999, only 4 v NZ (both WC years, of course). So I neither see the problem with going to back to 6 matches, nor the reason for complaint from some who'd probably say test cricket was better back in the 70s, 80s or 90s anyway!
Coz T20 is bad innit. To be honest it's probably the best thing, I'm just greedy and want more. I'm just a bit surprised Sky spent about a billion for fewer Tests.
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Coz T20 is bad innit. To be honest it's probably the best thing, I'm just greedy and want more. I'm just a bit surprised Sky spent about a billion for fewer Tests.
I'd quite like to back to an era of just one big tour in the summer, 5 or 6 tests against them. At the moment perhaps only Australia, SA, India and Pakistan would warrant this. NZ, SL and WI could split three test series; Afg and Ireland get single tests plus a few LOIs.
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Old 6th August 2017, 22:25   #8
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I'd agree with one big summer test series. I'm not sure if 6 tests are warranted anymore unless its an Ashes series. Pak, Ind and SA certainly should be having 5 test series.

Then maybe have a test against Ireland or Afg.

What I miss most are the days of triangular ODI series.
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