Thread: Is T20 rubbish?
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Old December 31, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by zman
On the contrary, 20 overs is plenty of time to formulate a strategy. It has it's own unique challenges that need to be overcome or circumnavigated for a team to succeed. T20 is not about hitting every ball out of the park. As a matter of fact, 180 runs can be scored by hitting only one four in each of the 20 overs as long as a single is scored of the other balls. Generally first 6 overs are typical power play overs, 7-15 middle overs that require consolidation, and 16-20 are slog overs. If first 6 overs go really well only then teams should keep hitting and delay consolidation. Teams that don't follow a strategy are typically the ones that don't succeed.
Exactly what I wanted to say...

Skill wise also, T20 needs a very different kind of mindset and skills with both bat and ball ... So this format is lifting the player's skills, just like ODIs did. Even test cricket isn't the same as it was before 80.. Now Test cricket Nd ODI, both will have a change in next 20-30 years..

It might be practically feasible to have a test cricket reduced to 3/4 days and still have two innings and have a result and a lots of runs scored... That makes the test cricket to be played on weekends to have a large number of crowd as well... Chasing 400 in ODIs could become a regular thing and there may be double centuries in ODIs on a regular basis....etc etc.. On the other hand ... Bowlers will have to innovate newer varieties to take wickets,so batsmen will have to lift their skills.....

T20, even now isn't a blind slogging for good teams...may be for BD, and that's why we don't have success this format...

I have appetite for all formats.... ...every format has it's own difficulties and challenges...
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