Australia to have seperate Test and T20 teams
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:DP Nannes, SW Tait, CL White, DJ Hussey, DA Warner

DateLine: 3rd June 2010


The Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has indicated that in the near future Australia may have separate Test and Twenty20 teams.


Sutherland said the day is not far when Australia will have specialist players for both Twenty20 and Test playing simultaneously on opposite sides 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.


"Taking it through to its natural extension, if you have a specialist team then why can't you have a specialist Twenty20 team and a specialist Test team (playing) at the same time?" he asked.


Examples of Twenty20 specialists have also been galore, with Australia's team in the recent T20 World Cup in the West Indies having three specialist players in opener David Warner, new-ball bowlers Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes. Among others, Australia's T20 vice-captain Cameron White and his Victorian teammate David Hussey play T20 and one-day cricket only.