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Do T20 skills help players in Tests?
T20 doesn't need special skills as much as it requires quick reflexive thinking and superb fitness to carry out those gameplans. What players in T20 can get by is a watertight technique and discipline which is why so many T20 specialists can find the longer formats harder to play. So just as an excellent Test player wouldn't necessarily be a good T20 player, a good T20 player by no means has to be a good T20 player.
18.18 % Defend
81.82 % Attack
“ Skills helps the game, not just the player ”
“ T20 specialists are good at only one form of cricket ”
Foram Gosrani: T20 skills are those which help players turn around games in the space of just a few overs. If a player uses them to turn around a test within a session, forcing a result instead of a draw, it helps not just the player but the game as well. This is more likely to help batsmen but bowlers too will know how to best use their T20 skills in a Test.
Monish Moorthy: T20 doesn't need any special 'skills' it only encourages risk taking. Big hitting and disciplined/attacking bowling are the basics of cricket, they did not come with T20 cricket. T20 keeps players from planning longer innings, from bowling sustained attacking spells and the shift in mindset is the biggest problem that T20 brings with it.
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Instead of experimenting with new players, India should play its well set players in the series ahead of the World Cup.