Tom Moody, the former Australian player, has claimed that tournaments like IPL and ILT20 have a large impact on the team selection ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. Players performances and forms will be judged based on these tournaments and then the selectors will take a call. This time the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in the West Indies and USA. As the IPL is before the World Cup, the players will be looking forward to scoring some runs and taking wickets for the selectors to consider them.
While talking during an interaction facilitated by the Desert Vipers team, Moody said, “If you are scoring runs, taking wickets and showing consistency, it only puts you in a good position as an individual when it comes to those final tough decisions around the selection table. We might not get many opportunities to play together, so we will have to work around that. We will have the IPL, and you know, everyone will be watching closely to see how some of those guys play and what are the slots we need to fill in the team.”
Moreover, before the t20 series against Afghanistan, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid had put forth the same opinion as Tom Moody. As per Rahul, since the players won’t get much time to play international matches, IPL will be a good exposure for them and for the selectors as well.
‘The reality is we are not going to be playing as much Test cricket as we have done historically’ – Tom Moody speaks about Test cricket being side-lined by T20
Tom Moody has spoken on a very recent topic that has attracted a lot of attention. Because of T20 cricket, the craze of Test cricket has gone down. Nowadays, even the players are focusing more on T20 than Test matches. Moody addressing this issue said because of financial strains the nations prefer playing T20 cricket over Test matches and this will stay for a while.
Moody said, “The reality is we are not going to be playing as much Test cricket as we have done historically. Also, not every nation would be playing so much volume of Test cricket because of the financial strain it puts on the cricketing boards.”