England’s prolific opener Jason Roy believes the highly controversial new game formats – the Hundred and T10 – can coexist with T20, ODI and Test cricket.
There has been a push for the T10 format to enter the 2028 Olympics while the ECB has its own version – 100-ball cricket.
âThey coexist now, don’t they?â Said Roy, who will play for the Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 league, in a virtual interaction.
“The talent of the players coming to T10 is extremely high, the talent of the Hundred was extremely high, and that was also during COVID.”
Roy, who is set to return to the Abu Dhabi T10 after three years, said the T10 version will help significantly improve their power hitting skills.
âYou have red ball cricket, day cricket and T20 cricket and these are your three games that you have to work on. But now you add the Hundred and T10, it’s extremely fun, great fun above all. for players like me who have played all of these other formats.
“Going in now and learning a new skill is great, it’s refreshing, it keeps you young, which is good. I think they can coexist together very easily.”
When asked if a T10 World Cup was realistic in the future, he replied: “It would be a lot of fun, mate. It’s a great idea but it’s going to be quite difficult to fit it into the international calendar, with tests, ODIs, T20Is. “
“But yeah, why not imagine that. Of course imagine the internationals going against each other. This will be one of the most iconic crickets. So yeah, maybe something for the future for sure.”
Regarding the challenges for a T10 hitter, he said, “It’s just power hitting roughly from the first ball and pushing for those 100+ scores.”
“It’s another skill set for players to learn, it’s exciting for players like me who play.”
The fifth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will run from November 19 to December 4.
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