CA to have separate Test, T20 teams in future

Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 15:05 [IST]
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CA to have separate Test, T20 teams

Sydney: With T20 format of the game accepted by most of the world cricketing fans, Cricket Australia may have different teams for T20 and Test Cricket feels Cricket Australia(CA) CEO James Sutherland.

In a keynote speech at a major CA seminar, Sutherland said that Australia might have specialized players for T20 and the Test format and the teams might be playing simultaneously in different parts of the world.

"While hosting Tests here, Australia could have its Twenty20 team touring somewhere else," Sutherland was quoted as saying in the Australian.

"It is difficult not to see a generation of players coming through with an eye to becoming Twenty20 specialists. As more Twenty20 cricket is played there are clearly opportunities for players to choose to be specialists."

Sutherland also cited the example of rugby. "In rugby union, for example, the ARU has a sevens team and a Wallabies team," he said.

Australia have had few players who specialize in a single format. Players like Cameron White and his Victorian teammate David Hussey play T20 and one-day cricket only. David Warner was called up as a T20 specialist for the T20 World Cup and so was Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait in the bowling department.


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