Originally Posted by beshideshi
Was reluctant to open a thread for this,
Who gets to pick the powerplay first? I mean, after the mandatory 10 overs, if we pick the batting powerplay straight away[11-15] then the bowling powerplay needs to be taken at a later stage. Is it possible, or does the bowling team get to pick the powerplay first?
If batting team gets to pick the powerplay, I think we should indefinitely take it in the 11-15 overs, unless we are 30-3 after 10.
Theres always a risk of losing 2-3 wickets during the powerplay. And the batsman who follow tamim and kayes are slow as tortoise. You sure dont want to leave the powerplay on their hands and make a mess of it given how BD in general poorly manages powerplay to begin with.
Powerplay should always
be taken according to the condition of the game and by that solely.