ICC World Cup 2019-Why the 10 team format is the best for the game
- A look at why the 10 team edition is the best possible format
ODI cricket’s biggest event is just around the corner and there is hardly any doubt on the fact that this World Cup will have a lot of breathtaking action in store for fans across the globe. As ICC have been trying to keep ODI cricket alive, the world cup is definitely the most important tournament for the game.
One noticeable thing has been the reduction in the number of teams to ten, a decision which has attracted a good share of criticism as well. But another huge change is that while the number of teams has reduced, the tournament will be no short of action as the round robin format is returning to the event, with every team set to play one match against every other team.
Here is a look at three reasons why this format will be the best for the marquee tournament:
#3 Chances of a Comeback For Teams Are Higher
A long tournament ensures that the viewers can witness a lot of ups and downs. Just like it happens in contests like the IPL, a long tournament with each team playing nine matches means that a team may start slow and pick up later to end up in the top four, or vice versa. Even an upset from a relatively weaker side won't have a catastrophic impact on a strong team.
This can especially be helpful for teams like India or other from the subcontinent, who may need time to acclimatize to the conditions. Just as we have seen Mumbai Indians winning the IPL after five straight losses in 2015, we may have a team turning out to be the winners even after a few poor matches up front, something that was not possible in the previous formats.
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