Talk it down all you like, but... but... but I suppose I should just refer to this.
Update! Errrrr... this Indian series is not a tri-series.
Have I ever mentioned that I love the tri series? Don't "gotcha!" me because I am a peanut and once said (probably more than once) that it should be arseholed in place of a more meaningful format. When CA eventually took my advice and changed the schedule, I missed the tri series. It's not as if any format excluding the World Cup is meaningful, apart from their status as practice matches, so they may as well stick with what they'd served and what we'd been used to for 20+ years. It's a bit like fickle viewers and the Nine commentary. For years we complained about Tawny, Bill, Chappelli and the rest, then, when they are gone, we want them back. (Not me.) How long will it be after Tubby, Slatts and Braysh get the Khyber that we say "it was better back then"? It won't be. Not unless Australia digs up some commentary talent. The Nine commentary has always been pox, and will always be pox until Nine changes its demographic targeting from oafish theatre-goer and children to cricket affection-ado.