Vampire wrote:Added to which the ICC finally getting its act together for a world championship of test cricket adds importance to any test series over the WC. The “world champions” tag of the future will more likely be applied to the winner of that rather than any ODI tournament.
It suffers from not having a big finale - unless the top 2 were to play a 5-test series in a neutral country.
And also, with the time it will take, the player turnover could be quite high, so you will lose the idea of the iconic line-up.
To me, it seems enough for England that we play the Ashes, and can potentially rise to #1 in the Test rankings at some point (again).