Don't worry, KP, 50-over matches are here for a while...
In a fascinating interview after the Twenty20 International at Old Trafford England batsman Kevin Pietersen predicted that the 50-over version of international cricket will be "a thing of the past in a couple of years' time".
Pietersen explained that as far as he is concerned "Twenty20 Cricket is here to stay, it's the future. We are entertainers and if you ask people what they want to watch then it's the Twenty20 form of the game".
Pietersen's comments may not seem the best advert for the NatWest One Day series taking place over the next couple of weeks, but before we sign the death warrant of the 50-over game it's easy to forget that last summer's NatWest series against India was an absolute cracker. The appetite for a seven-match series may not have been particularly strong at the start of those matches among some observers, but the crowds lapped up a series which produced many magical moments. Dimitri Mascarenas striking the last five balls of an innings for six in that classic encounter at the Oval, the sublime batting of Sachin Tendulkar at Bristol, and Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad's match winning partnership at Old Trafford just three of the highlights.
I suppose whatever the debate about which format of cricket is popular or not the key factor is always whether the match itself, however long, is any good. The Twenty20 International at Old Trafford on Friday night had its moments, but it was not a classic encounter. I was fortunate enough to be at the Wanderers in Johannesburg last year to see that thrilling World Twenty20 final between India and Pakistan, a match which ebbed and flowed throughout and was not decided until the final over.
Hopefully this one-day series between England and New Zealand will have plenty to excite us and with the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Brendon McCullum we should be in for some excellent entertainment.
TMS Cricket will be on the air from 1030 for each of the five matches.
Jonathan Agnew as always leads our commentary team which will also include TMS stalwarts Henry Blofeld, Christopher Martin Jenkins and Simon Mann as well as newer voices such as Arlo White and Mark Pougatch.
We have a wonderful range of summarisers including three New Zealanders who will be sharing duties throughout the five matches. Chris Cairns will be with us in Durham and Bristol fitting in commentary duties alongside his Twenty20 cricket commitments for Nottinghamshire, Jeremy Coney is on duty at Edgbaston and Lords and following a very successful TMS debut in Manchester on Friday night, and former-Kiwi batsman Craig McMillan will be working with us again at the Oval. Both Craig and Chris play in the so-called rebel "Indian Cricket League" and should have some fascinating views on the monumental changes in the game at the moment.
TMS favourites like Vic Marks, Angus Fraser and Graham Gooch will be with us over the next couple of weeks, plus you'll hear from England's world cup wicketkeeper Paul Nixon and England's most capped player, Alec Stewart. Also we are going to be getting a local perspective on the venues for the matches with Durham's first Test player Simon Brown joining TMS at the Riverside; former Warwickshire, Scotland and England all-rounder Dougie Brown with us at Edgbaston; Gloucestershire legend Jack Russell will be part of our team at Bristol, and Surrey favourite Graham Thorpe will be giving us the benefit of his Oval knowledge.
During the intervals, we will have plenty of opportunity to discuss all the issues in the game at the moment including of course the "Champions League" and the influence of Sir Allen Stanford. And listen out for a special interview with the Texan billionaire during our coverage of the first ODI.
As always we want to hear from you on these subjects and others - you can comment on the blog, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or text 84040. And don't forget Jonathan Agnew will have the TMS podcast at the end of each game. All the details at bbc.co.uk/cricket.