This I reckon, is just the result of the almighty $.
Splitting the game into two distinct skill sets was never going to be easy, particularly if you try to get players to play two different styles of games, and switch it on and off like a tap.
Players since they were kids, have had at least 10 years developing their games within a certain style, which will naturally suit one format better than the other.
Australia is just the first country to fail spectacularly, due to trying to combine players into these two distinct and separate games, and it will be interesting to see how other countries deal with it going forward.
Some teams will naturally be better test than limited overs teams, some the other way around, and some may be lucky enough to have players skilled at both .... for a time.
It's how the successful countries in both formats develop their players, that is where Australia will need to look.
It may take 5 years before a clear picture of who has the best system in place, or it could be that the changes Australia make now, could become the shining example in 5 years time. They could bite the bullet and completely separate the playing lists, or sink a lot into player development.
Either way, I think all countries will at one time of another face this fall from grace, unless they have their act together ahead of time, in terms of the skills and talent development required for playing two separate games.
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