Note: Below, I might present some statements based on what I feel rather than facts. Please correct me in the answer so I understand it better. But I'm writing it anyway to explain my doubts and ask question.
This question is bugging me for a long time.
Usually, what do I notice in test cricket? :
- A lot of slips because a lot of catches go there
- Batsmen afraid to even look for a single run. Sometimes they are even afraid of leaving a ball
- Overall, often there are situations where it seems so difficult to score runs. Teams collapse often even if they are playing defensive
- Lastly, I've personally observed the ball swinging a lot in test cricket rather than ODI cricket
Usually, what do I notice in limited overs cricket? :
- Runs come so easily! Hitting 3 sixes in a row isn't a big deal these days especially in T20 cricket
- Don't notice that much swing (except the first 3-4 overs)
- Batsman don't look that much afraid (except the first 3-4 overs)
- In England, in ODI cricket in past few years, their batsmen wreak havoc on bowlers. But in test cricket I feel like getting runs is so difficult
However, this answer totally contradicts what I have stated. According to it, ball (white ball) swings more in limited overs cricket.
So my question is:
How much is truth of this swing in what I have stated above? And if there's truth about this swing, why does it happen? Does the color of ball has to do with this?