‘T20 could have monopoly in Cricket’

England former limited over captain Jos Buttler apprehends T20 could become a monopolistic format in Cricket therefore administrators of the game must take necessary actions to save Test cricket in the long run.

'T20 could have monopoly in Cricket'

Speaking to Sky Sports, England wicket keeper batsman uttered grave prognosis about the future of the longest version of the game.

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He said, ““I feel cricket could become a one-format game in the future – whether that’s soon or in 15 to 20 years.”

“Test cricket is still, for me, the pinnacle of cricket but T20 fills out stadiums and is easy to keep up with and follow. Everyone wants things faster these days and things evolve so maybe Twenty20 could have a monopoly on cricket,” he added.

“We all love the history of Test cricket – you will never have situations thrown up in T20 that Test cricket can do to you and you will never be tested as a player as you would in Test cricket. It’s a complete test of everything and it would be sad, but as a product T20 is going from strength to strength,” he further said.

He said, “Hopefully the administrators can find a way of making the Test game more popular – it’s awesome and I’d love to be playing in it.”

Admitting his weakness in the longer version of the game, Jos Buttler said, “(Not making the Ashes squad) was a wake-up call that I have slipped down the ladder in red-ball cricket and white-ball cricket is obviously my strength. I thought if I’m serious about playing red-ball cricket I could give up the white-ball stuff for two years and spend winters playing red ball, but I feel like there are too many opportunities to go down that route.”