The future of one-day international cricket (ODI) is bleak, with a growing number of current and past players suggesting that the format may soon be abandoned. While England Test captain Ben Stokes just announced his retirement from the game, South Africa recently withdrew from their ODI series in Australia.

Usman Khawaja, an Australian batsman, has said that he is “not into one-day cricket as much” and that the game is “dying a slow death.”

“My own opinion – I know a few of the guys are very similar – you’ve got Test cricket, which is the pinnacle, you’ve got T20 cricket, which has leagues around the world, great entertainment, everyone loves it, and then there’s one-day cricket,” Khawaja said on ESPNCricinfo.

“In my opinion, it comes in at around third place overall. One-day cricket, in my opinion, is slowly fading off. There is still the World Cup, which I find to be incredibly entertaining to watch, but other than that, even I, personally, don’t believe I love one-day cricket as much.

However, according to Khawaja, this isn’t the case in the game’s longest format. Tests and T20s, he said, can be balanced pretty easily, but adding a third format would be problematic.

The vast majority of people I speak with continue to like Test cricket, he said. “I like this format best. I still believe that Test cricket is quite popular and I don’t see that changing. Think both [Tests and T20] can be quite readily balanced, but you have to wonder what one-day cricket offers,” he remarked.