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Old December 10, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by al Furqaan
who cares about T20 cricket? it was a one off match at the very beginning or end of the real tour.

it was annoying to see them miss all the full tosses...but it was more of a matter of mis-timing them then lack of intent or poor technique.
A full toss is a delivery that is asking to be hit no matter which version of cricket (Test/ODI/T20) you are playing. If they can't put away 6 back to back full tosses in T20, than there's something definitely wrong here. When you are getting full tosses are full tosses, at least 1 or 2 of them should directly go the batsman's bat directly into the stand. It's not like you have to worry about finding the gap, you can pretty much pick any spot you want in the stand with those kinds of juice full tosses. Mis-timing a full toss can happen once or twice in an innings not 10 times.

I think a bigger worry for us is Riyad and Tamim's runnings in between the wicket. Had Nasir and Shakib were batting instead of these 2, they would picke up easily 10 extra runs just turning those slow singles to doubles. When you have 9 wickets left in your hand and less than 10 overs left, it's not the end of the world for you to run a risky doube. Specially when the fielder's are throwing the ball from far outfield, the throw would have to be pretty damn accurate and close to the stump in order for the wicket keeper to collect it and break the stumps.
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